Last week during her time in London, Britney Spears unveiled the title of her upcoming eighth studio album, which is set to be released on December 3, 2013. Entitled Britney Jean , the album is stated to be the singer’s “most personal album” to date, and as a fan, this is exactly what I’ve been waiting for.
Well today, the singer has shared the official album artwork for the record, and she also penned an open letter to fans.
Just what I was hoping it would be, the album features a semi close up shot of the singer, and to prove that she’s getting personal with this record. She also appears to be shirtless standing in-front of a black backdrop. The album’s title is featured in a light blue neon effect with her signature heart shape in pink.
The cover reminds me of her In the Zone cover, which is my favorite of all of her albums. I don’t know if it was because of the blue filter with the close up shot, but the picture just always managed to pull me in. Take a look at the open letter below:
I haven’t sat down to write you guys in SUCH a long time. Long overdue! We’re all so used to getting our thoughts out in 140 characters, but sometimes its nice to take time to sit down and write something a little longer and more personal. I am putting the finishing touches on my new album, “Britney Jean” over the next few days and I am so excited for you to hear it. I poured my heart and soul into this album and it’s been an incredible journey. I’ve learned a lot about myself, and as I am finishing, I am reminded of the incredible foundation that has supported me for the last 15 years. Thank you all for continuing to follow me on this journey and for allowing me to do what I love to do. I can’t believe this is my eighth studio album and I know I keep telling you that it is my most personal record yet, but its true and I’m really proud of that.
I have been through a lot in the past few years and it has really inspired me to dig deeper and write songs that I think everyone can relate to. Working with people like Sia, William Orbit, and of course Will.i.am has been an amazing experience. They have listened to all of my ideas and helped me bring them to life. There are a lot of really fun, upbeat dance songs, but it was important to me that I show my strength, and my attitude, and my vulnerability. Of course, I also have some surprises for you guys ;)
I want to show you the different sides of Britney Spears. I am a performer. I am a Mom. I am funny. I am your friend! I am Britney Jean.
Hope you love my labor of love!