He told Billboard the lead single was a foundation of what she had done previously
Will.i.am has defended Britney Spears' new single, saying that it does not represent the more adventurous sound he spoke of previously.
When Will was outed as a producer on Britney's new record, he said that the album would surprise people by diversifying the popstar's electronic sound.
"The album is what the album is, but we felt that song needed to come out to keep the foundation on what Britney represents," he told Billboard. "The song is a reflection of Britney more so than the album."
"But it shouldn't reflect the album: an album is a body of work as a collective. If we had to pick a song like, 'Oh, what song fits every colour of the record', you shouldn't do that… We felt that song represents 'Piece of Me,' that Britney oomph."
William Orbit was also drafted to create a different sound for the LP, admitting that they had written "songs to die for" during their recording sessions.
With the amount of back-peddling she's doing, you'd think she'd look more in-shape than she does.