If anyone thought that Britney Spears and will.i.am wouldn’t cook up a club banger for their latest collaboration, “Scream and Shout,” you were very much wrong.
The track, off will’s solo album #willpower, is an amped up dance-floor anthem, full of tempo changes, sassy one-liners and dubstep aplenty. It opens with a chugging beat and Spears proclaiming in an accent, “When you hear this in the club, you’re gonna turn this sh– up/ When we up in the club all eyes on us/ See the boys in the club, they watchin’ us/ Everybody in the club, all eyes on us.”
While the song focuses on will’s lyrics about having a good time in the club, true Britney-philes will go bananas over the chorus as it features a reference to Brit’s “Gimme More.” Brit’s sweet singing voice harmonizes on the hook as they sing, “I wanna scream and shout and let it all out/ And scream and shout and let it out/ We sayin’, ‘Ohh, wee ohh, wee oh wee oh’/ We sayin’, ‘Ohh, wee ohh, wee oh wee oh’/ I wanna scream and shout and let it all out/ And scream and shout and let it out/ We sayin’, ‘Ohh, wee ohh, wee oh wee oh’.”
The money line? “You are now-now rockin’ with will.i.am and ‘Britney bitch,’ ” the latter of which sounds like it is sampled right from the 2007 track.
The song leaked over the weekend, ahead of its official release on Monday. A video is still slated to drop on Thursday during the “X Factor,”Billboard reports. “The young kids brought their game,” will told the site about the forthcoming clip. “I don’t want to say it’s ‘swag.’ Because swag is… it’s dope, but this is beyond swag. This is swag in reverse, which is gaws.”
Britney teased that a remix may also be in the works when she tweeted about the leak on Twitter, thanking her fans for their support. “Can’t say I’m thrilled our song leaked but… ,” she wrote. “I AM super excited that my fans seem to love it as much as @iamwill and I do.”
“I’m so happy that people like #screanANDshout… thank you .@lazyjayofficial for the killer beat… ,” will added on his Twitter account. The track marks their second collaboration. They also worked together on her 2011 Femme Fatale track, “Big Fat Bass.”
There is still no release date for long-teased #willpower, but it also features tracks with Justin Bieber, Rihanna, Chris Brown and David Guetta, among others.
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