Britney Spears Returns But Hold The Dubstep
Quite possibly the most successful female music artist after Madonna, Britney Spears has returned.
Madonna keeps her ears to the grapevine on what's hot and what is not, her finger continually on the pulse enabling her to keep with the times. In this current time, Dubstep is without doubt a big scene at the moment.
Now when it comes to music, I tend to look, or rather hear, for a balance of sound. The depths have to relate the highs. The level of bass in the tune has to be similar as far from the mid as the treble is. The "ooomph" has to match the "eeks." If it does not, then basically, it sounds poor. Off key. Out of focus. You get the gist.
The new Britney Spears song, "Hold It Against Me," sounds poor. It's got a reasonable hook to it, don't get me wrong! I wanted to listen to it for at least 37 seconds. As a pop record, it is good. Honestly!
Fans have been commenting all over the social networks. Britney's Twitter response has been, quite simply, "Seriously, I have the best fans ever. I love you all so much!! Everything I do is for you! oxox Brit." How touching.
My feeds today were bombarded with stories from various sources indicating the release. I was surprised about this because, personally, I do not mix in those particular circles.
I'm not a Britney fan. Her voice I believe is akin to a teething baby wanting milk at 4 a.m. who is uncomfortable and annoyed by the dirty nappy said child has soiled. I respect her of course. Anyone in the music industry must too, as there have been millions of dollars, pounds, euros and yuans spent investing and harvested out of the brand that is Britney Spears. But I'm not 12 or in a pubescent stage in my life. However, I do appreciate a good pop record.
I am, though, a fan of Dubstep. Not so much the industrial bang, bang wibble, wobble. Those ridiculous sounds that make you feel as if your spine may momentarily shatter or the type of wobbles like short tweaked samples from Star Trek, Worm Hole effects. Harmonious, melodic deep beats and vibes that can be created in this genre can be very warm, engaging and very much quite soothing even.
The combination of the two on this track just do not work.
I won't hold it against her.