Glory is my 3rd favorite album of hers so far. I love the mixture of dreamy/tropical soundscapes. It kind of reminds me of In the Zone’s brilliant trance/world music influences strewn throughout (although ITZ is untouched and reigns supreme to me). And clearly, the tropical sound is very on-trend. But then there’s this almost country feel going on with the rock-lite of Liar, the jazzy soul of Private Show & What You Need, and whatever the **** Clumsy is.
So it all amounts to an eclectic, all over the place album, kind of like Circus in that regard. And I feel like the throwback sound of Liar and Hard to Forget Ya kind of evoke Britney and that Y2K/Max Martin era of pop, in general. (Side note: I’m not here for this.)
Hard to Forget Ya is the only song that I can’t redeem overall. Others ones that I don’t use as much, I still find something worthwhile about them. But HTFY to me is just corny. I feel like Mood Ring, or a superior cut left on the cutting room floor, should be on the album instead. In fact, you could say the album overall is a mood ring in its eclectic array of soundscapes.