By Gregory Hicks, Daily Arts Writer
Published September 19, 2013
Thump, thump, thump. The club-banger brews its beat, melting all genre-ambiguity away. Ladies and gentlemen, Britney Spears has brought another dance track into our midst. “Work Bitch” builds progressively while straying from excess. The beat is mighty, yet built over a single, dominant kick. The synth is single-layered and dirty, but nothing short of an adrenaline rush.
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The pop princess also carries some “Scream and Shout” aftershock. The recent #willpower collaboration, and this debut track from Spears’s eighth studio album, suggests some curious new trends for Brit — specifically that she still sounds like a Brit.
Despite will.i.am’s position as executive producer for Spears’s new record, “Work Bitch” is said to be the only track on the album that he will pointedly produce. The former Black Eyed Peas rapper strives for a fresh, contemporary accent to his production, making him the foremost choice for the cutting-edge trendsetter that Spears has proven to be.