Surprise! Promo Copies of Britney Spears' new single Hold it Against Me, were distributed ahead of schedule by Sony Music this morning. The tune, penned by Shellback, Max Martin and Dr. Luke will be appearing on her still untitled March 2011 album, which she is now wrapping-up.
The grimy, throbbing bass-driven track shows much chart promise, despite not being her best work. Melodically it takes a few cues from 1986 international hit I Just Died In Your Arms Tonight by Brit Group Cutting Crew. The track's defining moment here is its sublime Breakdown. Vocally though, we hear a v. processed Spears in what might be interpreted as a lack of inspiration?
Enjoy this full version of Hold It Against Me below, courtesy of Sony Music: