Earlier in August, this epic collaboration was announced, a dance-pop take on Elton John’s 1971 classic “Tiny Dancer” with some verses of his 1992 hit single “The One” with vocals from the one and only Britney Spears.
Britney Spears, now 40, hadn’t released any music in several years, as means of protest against her extremely controversial conservatorship. Her last album, “Glory,” came out in August 2016 with one last single which came out later in November of that year. In late 2020, as the #FreeBritney movement started to gain momentum, hope for her independence and future music was slowly becoming a reality.
Now, flash forward, Elton John was able to bring back a silenced star, “My first song in 6 years,” Spears wrote on Twitter, “It’s pretty damn cool that I’m singing with one of the most classic men of our time.” This is the first release from Spears since the end of her 13-year conservatorship and the world is clearly pumped up about it. Their duet gained so much attention that fans were eagerly waiting for its release. As soon “Hold Me Closer” was out it quickly reached the top of the music charts in the United States, along with 34 other countries, including England. This is just the start of the pop princess’s comeback.