Britney Spears has been incredibly generous of late as she prepares for the release of her ninth studio album Glory. While the album doesn't come out until August 26, Spears has dropped several tracks in the run up to its release, all of which have me, and everyone else, very excited to hear the album in its entirety. Now that we can stream a fourth track from the album, that release date can't come soon enough. Britney Spears's "Do You Wanna Come Over?" adds a brand new sound to Glory, and really shows off the singer's musical diversity.
Much like "Private Show," "Make Me...," and "Clumsy," "Do You Wanna Come Over?" is super catchy. All four of the songs from Glory that we've heard so far feel like a return to classic Spears. But what's most exciting about "Do You Wanna Come Over?" is the song's slick production. The track is co-written and produced by Swedish duo Mattman & Robin, who have recently worked on new music by Gwen Stefani, Nick Jonas, Hailee Steinfeld, and Selena Gomez. The pair are also responsible for recent tracks by Tove Lo and Carly Rae Jepsen, whose music often has a retro '90s vibe, which is definitely evident on "Do You Wanna Come Over?"
While it's unclear whether Mattman & Robin are responsible for any other tracks on Glory, the collaboration proves that Spears wanted a fresh sound for a ninth album, and it seems as though she's achieved that. With a strong '90s vibe, an upbeat tempo, and a surprising rhythm, "Do You Wanna Come Over?" utilizes the best of Spears' talents. Thematically, the song treads similarly ground to the other songs we've heard from Glory, being both sexual and empowering, and hinting at a much happier and freer artist. Musically, the track feels adventurous for the singer, and, in many ways, doesn't feel like a typical Britney Spears song.
The "Toxic" singer is known for her completely catchy pop songs, but what's most exciting about the music from Glory so far is that all of the songs are dance tracks that would work in a club. By working with Mattman & Robin on this latest track in particular, it feels as though Spears is exploring a whole new side of her artistry, infusing her work with a '90s throwback vibe, alongside her crisp vocals, and some unusually shouty backing singers. "Do You Wanna Come Over?" embraces the current trend for songs that are musically complicated, that layer up their beats and sound effects, and feature multiple voices and infectious shouting during their choruses. Much like Hailee Steinfeld and Gwen Stefani's latest offerings, "Do You Wanna Come Over?" is melodic, has a fast tempo, and is instantly recognizable. And most importantly, it's fun.
The more I hear of Spears's Glory , the more excited I feel. Her ninth album sounds like a real return to form, and this is definitely an inspiring and surprising era for the singer.