She’s so bright… like a dream… she burns up everything! “Gasoline” off Femme Fatale‘s songwriter, Claude Kelly, spoke with MTV.com about working with Britney in the studio.
“Here’s what people don’t realize and here’s what I’ve noticed: She’s very, very much in control of what she records, how she sounds, how she portrays herself on the record,” Kelly, who wrote “Gasoline,” said of Britney’s process. “There’s no grand master puppeteering – that’s kind of a myth. She knows what she’s going to cut. She’s not going to sing anything she doesn’t want to and she has this amazing ability when she gets behind the mic. It’s like eye of the tiger.”
Kelly continued to say Britney knows exactly what fans expect of her when recording an album.
“Her rhythm is spot-on. You tell her, ‘This part needs to be ****,’ and she’s like, ‘I got it already,’ ” he explained. “It’s that rare ability that only really true artists have to get into character and to sell a theme and that’s what she’s good at. … I think because she’s been out for so long, people forget the evolution of her career. When you’re in the studio with her, you quickly get reminded about how versatile she is and how clever she is. She’s a show-woman.”
Singer Sabi, who’s featured on “(Drop Dead) Beautiful,” tells MTV though she didn’t directly work with Britney inside the studio, she still felt the heat.
“She recorded it already and then I went in. … I rapped on it and I’m a singer. I rap when I feel the mood is right, so it all worked out. When I’m inspired to rap, I rap, but I’m a singer,” she explained. “Me and [producer] Benny Blanco, we were just sitting there throwing ideas back and forth.”
Sabi then hints that her track might be a single, saying “To be the only female on Britney’s album, just in general, this whole thing is just bananas. I feel very lucky to be this person in this position right now,” she said. “It is crazy. She does not do features that often and I think maybe it hasn’t sunken in yet. It’s a wonderful opportunity and maybe when it starts circulating, it’ll sink in what’s really going on. But right now, I don’t know where I’m at but it feels good. When this song hits radio, it’s going to be surreal.”
Britney Tweeted Sabi earlier today saying she’s “amazing.”