Worst News Ever: New Britney Single Drops Some Time This Summer

May 11, 2016 By Jordan Miller

Apparently not May 20 like it was previously thought.


Everything, including our very existence, is a lie.

On Tuesday (May 10), word traveled fast around the blogosphere that Britney was readying her new single, which we believe is titled “Make Me,” for a release on May 20 – two days prior to her performance at the Billboard Music Awards. It was thought she would take the stage to sing a medley of her most iconic hits and live debut her new song then, but according to RCA Records Executive Vice President Joe Riccitelli, the track isn’t expected to arrive until sometime this summer.

“Britney’s really working on a fantastic record. I’ve heard about four or five songs that I think are just going to be big hits for her,” he said in Billboard‘s Chart Beat podcast.

“She’s found a really great groove, and she’s working with some new, young producers. We have an A&R person working on the project that’s just really been able to thread the needle, and I’m really excited about it…we’re waiting for her to finish the album.”

No word on what the song sounds like, but according to Riccitelli, it’s everything.

“I’ve played this track for a lot of people over the last couple of months and the response has been everything I’ve been hoping for and more, so I’m really excited about that,” he continued. “That’ll be a single sometime this summer.”

Sometime this summer as in May 20?

Riccitelli affirmed “Britney loves what she does. She loves it,” and that “she loves being a mom as well.”

“She is as warm-hearted and pleasant as you would imagine her to be. Seeing someone grow up from 16 or 17 to now, you really see the woman that she’s become. More than just an artist, she’s a complete woman. Always been a pleasure to work with.”

I’m still not entirely convinced we’ll have to wait further than May 20 to hear “Make Me.” That’s either mad denial or wishful thinking. Only time will tell…

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