Britney’s "Kill The Lights" / "Circus" Tracklist/Producers

After that hot (and what may now be fake) instrumental a few weeks ago, the news that Candice and Beanz were working on it and the fantastic title, yesterday probably my most anticipated track from Britney’s new album leaked in full. Although it sounds nothing like that instrumental that was posted on YouTube a few weeks ago, Danja definitely didn’t disappoint with this one.

The track begins with fantastic old-school horror movie style horns which run through the track and equally dramatic public announcement vocals from Danja (who announces Britney as “former pop princess, now queen of pop” – Madonna won’t be happy) and then Britney saying “I think I’m ready for my close-up”. In terms of production we get Danja’s usual banging drums, some freaky strings on the chorus and some stuttering synths on the break. Jim Beanz as usual brings the heat on arrangement and adds his trademark harmonizing vocal breakdown. The arrangement falls a bit short on the chorus for me, its not as catchy as it should be and as Keri and The Clutch brought on “Gimme More” and “Radar” respectively. I was excited for Candice’s appearance on this track as was originally reported over at The TCC a few months ago but the official credits reveal Danja, Marcella, Beanz and Luke Boyd to be the only writers, I think my girl could have added the catchy chorus this track is missing. Either way, its a hot track and I can’t wait for the other Danja tracks appearing on the album along with hopefully some bonuses like last time that aren’t.

In further bad news for us Clutch/Candice/Keri stans after the Brandy fiasco, it seems anything Britney may have recorded with them for the “Circus” project has not made the cut. The only comfort we get is that “Radar” will appear as a bonus track and I’m still hoping will get an official release in this case and finally get the shine and music video it deserves! Let’s hope those Clutch joints leak after the album’s release or we get them as bonus tracks or on a re-release, as seems to be the norm a few months after a CD comes out these days. The disappointing credits for Britney’s latest can be viewed below:
P.S. The fantastic cover above is my protest against the awful official cover (now the second shit Britney comeback cover after the cheap “Blackout” one) that Britney’s chosen for the new album. She needs to sack her creative team and hire some of the talent that is clearly out there on the net! Check out some more fantastic covers over at >>Coverlandia<<
WOMANIZER – Main Version
Written by: Briscoe, Nikesha / Akinyemi, Rafael
Produced by: K. Briscoe / The Outsyders

CIRCUS – Main Version
Written by: Claude Kelly / Gottwald, Lukasz / Levin, Benjamin
Produced by: Blanco, Benny / Dr. Luke
Guitar: Gottwald, Lukasz
Keyboards: Blanco, Benny / Gottwald, Lukasz
Percussion: Blanco, Benny / Gottwald, Lukasz
Background vocals: Claude Kelly / Dennis, Cathy / Marie, Myah

OUT FROM UNDER – Main Version
Written by: Birgisson, Arnthor / Hector, Wayne / Peiken, Shelly
Produced by: Sigsworth, Guy
Guitar: Page, Andy
Keyboards: Sigsworth, Guy
Strings: Sigsworth, Guy
Background vocals: Haywood, Leah

KILL THE LIGHTS – Main Version
Written by: Araica, Marcella / Boyd, Luke / Hills, Nathaniel / Washington, James
Produced by: Danja / Beanz, Jim

SHATTERED GLASS – Main Version
Written by: Claude Kelly / Gottwald, Lukasz / Levin, Benjamin
Produced by: Blanco, Benny / Dr. Luke / Claude Kelly
Keyboards: Blanco, Benny / Gottwald, Lukasz
Percussion: Blanco, Benny / Gottwald, Lukasz
Guitar: Gottwald, Lukasz
Background vocals: Claude Kelly / Wagner, Windy

IF U SEEK AMY – Main Version
Written by: Kotecha, Savan / Kronlund, Alexander / Martin, Max / Shellback
Produced by: Martin, Max
Background vocals: Kinnda / Martin, Max / Spears, Britney

UNUSUAL YOU – Main Version
Written by: Jonback, Henrik / Karlsson, Christian / Livingston, Kasia / Pontus Winnberg
Produced by: Bloodshy & Avant
Guitar: Bloodshy & Avant / Jonback, Henrik
Keyboards: Bloodshy & Avant
Background vocals: Livingston, Kasia

BLUR – Main Version
Written by: Araica, Marcella / Barthe, Stacy / Hills, Nathaniel
Produced by: Danja
Background vocals: Boyd, Luke

MMM PAPI – Main Version
Main Artist: Spears, Britney / Let’s Go To War
Written by: Gough, Adrien / Nicole Morier / Peter-John Kerr / Spears, Britney / Walter, Henry
Produced by: Let’s Go To War / Nicole Morier
Guitar: Worthy, Chris

MANNEQUIN – Main Version
Written by: Fauntleroy II, James / Knox, Rob / Mason, Jr.,Harvey
Produced by: Knox, Rob / Mason, Jr.,Harvey

LACE AND LEATHER – Main Version
Written by: Gottwald, Lukasz / Levin, Benjamin / Jackson, Ronnie / Storm, Frankie
Produced by: Blanco, Benny / Dr. Luke / Claude Kelly
Keyboards: Blanco, Benny / Gottwald, Lukasz
Percussion: Blanco, Benny / Gottwald, Lukasz
Guitar: Gottwald, Lukasz
Background vocals: Nova, Debi / Sebert, Kesha

MY BABY – Main Version
Written by: Sigsworth, Guy / Spears, Britney
Produced by: Sigsworth, Guy
Guitar: Page, Andy
Piano: Page, Andy
Stings: Page, Andy

RADAR – Main Version
Written by: Karlsson, C. / P. Winnberg / H. Jonback / Lewis, E. / Muhammad, B. / Nelson, C. / Que, J.
Produced by: Bloodshy & Avant
Guitar: Bloodshy & Avant
Keyboards: Bloodshy & Avant

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