Britney Spears' eighth album doesn't hit shelves until December 3, but fans have already gotten a lengthy look at Britney Jean thanks to a steady stream of leaks. The Las Vegas-bound pop star shared two tracks officially — "Work Bitch," which was quickly remixed by Azealia Banks, and the refreshing "Perfume" — and we've also heard a host of unofficial offerings: the "Dreaming Mix" of "Perfume," a demo take on "Passenger," a supposedly incorrect version of the William Orbit-produced "Alien," and bonus track "Brightest Morning Star."
Now, Idolator points to a SoundCloud sampler that collects 30-second snippets of every single track featured on Britney Jean's deluxe edition. We'll reserve judgement until we hear the full LP, but the seven-minute preview found below doesn't bode well for the Femme Fatale follow-up. Aside from the occasional bright spots of balladry, the cobbled-together stream teases a misguided foray into overproduced electro-pop. SPIN recently prayed that Britney's next effort would "include more Blood Orange and Charli XCX than will.i.am" — looks like our prayers have gone unanswered. Press play to peek at Britney Jean:
Britney Spears, Britney Jean preview playlist:
"It Should Be Easy" (feat. will.i.am)
"Tik Tik Boom" (feat. T.I.)
"Til It's Gone"
"Chillin' With You" (feat. Jamie Lynn)
"Brightest Morning Star"
"Hold on Tight"
"Now That I Found You"
"Perfume (The Dreaming Mix)"