To have a good time the upcoming Aug. 26 launch, the pop princess took to Instagram on Wednesday (Aug. 24) to gush over her legendary collaborator. “Thanks @eltonjohn for posting my child pic !!! Most individuals say that it’s CUTE … it absolutely is !!!” she wrote alongside a video of a London avenue adorned with United Kingdom flags, in reference to John’s previous post teasing the duet. “Possibly we should always have Tea Time !!! Oh and let’s invite Queen Elizabeth too !!! I guess she’s a superb examine of habits !!! So lets tidy up ??? Since most say they’re honored TO KNOW ME SO WELL and solely need happiness for me … you’ll be able to guess your backside greenback that THIS collaboration will heighten my 12 months by becoming a member of your good palms of play.”
She continued, “Thanks in your generosity and simply pondering of me to affix you on such a superb tune !!! How cool is it to be a background voice ON YOUR tune !!! Sir Elton I did it due to your genius, inventive, and legendary thoughts !!! I’m so grateful !!! I simply carry on giving don’t I ??? Can I get an AWWWWE ???”
Within the snippet soundtracking Spears’ put up, you’ll be able to hear the celebrity duo singing the opening verse of John’s 1992 hit, “The One” over a club-ready beat, earlier than diving into the refrain of 1971’s “Tiny Dancer.”
“Maintain Me Nearer,” produced by Andrew Watt, is Spears’ first new music since her 2016 studio album Glory, which additionally included deluxe tracks “Temper Ring,” “Swimming within the Stars” and the Backstreet Boys-assisted “Matches” that had been launched in 2020. Most notably, the collaboration will mark Spears’ official return to music for the reason that finish of her 13-year conservatorship.
John, in the meantime, unveiled his collaborative album The Lockdown Periods in 2021, which featured the Scorching Dance/Digital Songs chart topper “Chilly Coronary heart (PNAU Remix)” with Dua Lipa.