Britney Spears is finally releasing music after finishing her conservatorship, and she’s doing it with a bang—with Elton John, no less.
An overjoyed Elton John revealed the cover art for “Hold Me Closer,” a remake of his iconic hit “Tiny Dancer,” which he decided to remake with the help of Britney Spears.
The highly anticipated collaboration, which has been circulating the internet for weeks, is set to be released on August 26th.
The cover art depicts a young Spears dressed in a pink-feathered costume and John playing the piano. A more recent photo of the two smiling for the camera is included in a tweet.
Spears is releasing new music on her own terms after allegedly being held back and dictated by her conservatorship for 14 years. Spears’ first musical release since being released from conservatorship is “Hold Me Closer.”
Spears was placed under conservatorship in 2008, at the peak of her career, by her father, James “Jamie” Spears.
Spears, according to reports, lost control of her finances and personal affairs until November 2021, a few weeks before her 40th birthday.
The entire world was watching as this occurred. Celebrities and artists showed their support on social media by using the hashtag #FreeBritney.
A source close to Spears told The Sun that the singer is doing better:
“Britney is in the best place she has been for a long time, but constant rumors and conspiracy theories around her need to stop. It can get like a pressure cooker at times, but the bottom line is she is great and is finally in control of her life.”
Spears appears to be in a better place. She recently shared a video of herself dancing to The Man’s “Feel It Still.”
Fans congratulated her, writing, “She’s back,” “Girl, you look amazing,” and expressing how much they missed seeing her dance.
Prior to his collaboration with Britney Spears on “Hold Me Closer,” John worked with other artists. He released an album with over 20 collaborations in 2021.
Among John’s many collaborations are “Cold Heart” with Dua Lipa, “Always Love You” with Nicki Minaj, “Shine From Above” with Lady Gaga, “Tiny Dancer” with Miley Cyrus, “After All” with Charlie Puth, and others.
In addition to releasing remakes with other artists, the 71-year-old singer began his world tour in March.