Britney covers NME, praises Beyoncé and talks about the making of Glory



On Beyoncé's Lemonade:

"I'm a little late on that, but it's good, really angry, a really hardcore album. Most of the time it almost feels like a therapy album. I respect that. She's an artist and that's what she needs to touch on at this moment in her life."

On the early Glory sessions:



"The beginning of the project was actually not that great. The songs that were coming in were not very good. So we got a new A&R girl, and we totally turned it around, gave it a profound new direction. I wanted to use my voice more. I did different stuff with my voice - more bluesy and urban stuff, and played around with different things."

...and on the final, Grammy-deserving album:

"Honestly, this is the first project where I've really been hands-on. I was really specific about who I worked with, and I've been learning to say no. I'm a people pleaser, so that's hard for me. Even if I don't like something, I'll do it just to make a person happy. I made sure this album was everything I wanted it to be. I was really selfish with it."

On fans calling her Godney (no really)

“That’s just how the fans are, and I don’t want to let them down. At the end of the day, we’re all human and we all make mistakes. It’s really flattering, but I don’t know if I can set my bar that high. I’m sure a lot of them have almost felt like they’ve grown up with me.”

Finally Brit gets introspective about her career and profession:

"I try not to analyze it too much. I love what I do and I think that helps because it speaks for itself when I perform. Seeing other artists continue to do this kind of thing inspires me too. Because sometimes I’m like, “What am I doing? Like, I could be a teacher.’ But then I see other people doing it too and I’m like, ‘Well, you know, it’s probably all they’ve known for so long, so it just kind of makes sense."




Source 1: http://popcrush.com/britney-spears-nme-interview-cover-story/?trackback=tsmclip
Source 2: http://www.theifp.ca/whatson-story/6859091-britney-spears-praises-beyonce-s-lemonade/