The magic ingredient was simplicity.

Britney Spears says the magic ingredient of Blackout was simplicity.

The princess of pop’s most-critically acclaimed album, Blackout, will celebrate its 10-year anniversary next month. The Fader published a story with quotes from Miss Britney herself commenting on the monumental record, as well as the album’s executive producer, “Danja,” “Gimme More” co-writer Keri Hilson, Charli XCX, Tinashe, Julia Michaels and more.

Blackout was the first time I worked with Danja, and he gave me the opportunity and freedom to work with more urban sounds and influences,” Britney said. “It really inspired me! I also got the chance to sing more and stretch my voice in ways I hadn’t done before. The magic of Blackout was actually pretty simple. It just wasn’t so thought out. I just did what I felt and it worked. Sometimes less is more I guess.”

The singer also shared a gem of information the Britney Army was not privy to.

“I still perform ‘Freakshow’ in my Vegas show — it’s one of my favorite songs that was never released as a single. It’s so much fun and it gives me the chance to get the audience involved. Oh yeah — it’s sassy. And I love sassy!”

Read the entire interview here.

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