How do you solve a problem like Britney Jean? The answer, it turns out, is by letting William Orbit go back and fix other people’s mistakes. The English producer contributed “Alien” to the generally disastrous LP but wasn’t happy with the final edit. After taking some Twitter jabs at Will.i.am, he simply let his work do the talking and casually knocked out the best Britney Spears song since “Til The World Ends”.
This isn’t so much a remix as a rebirth. Orbit’s new edit is almost unfathomably better then the cut that made the album. The extended introduction lends the song an eerily beautiful sensibility, while Brit’s vocal no longer sounds like it was recorded on an iPhone. Instead, the diva’s delivery is soft, pretty and suitably otherworldly. Listen to the new and vastly improved version of “Alien” after the jump.
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