Britney Spears’s ninth studio album is strongly believed to be pegged for a May release.
Las Vegas Sun reporter Robin Leach, who is known for reporting reliable, exclusive information on the pop star, tweeted Spears would be selecting her first single from the album on Monday, April 11 with the album’s release following in four weeks.
Coming Monday at Vegas DeLuxe: Britney selects her new single and will shoot its video the following Monday with album coming in 4 weeks
— Robin Leach (@Robin_Leach) April 10, 2016
Larry Rudolph, Spears’s manager, revealed in a podcast with the Las Vegas Sun that the new album will have a different sound than Spears is known for.
“It’s different, it’s a turn. The last few albums have been pretty straightforward pop. This is almost like if you can imagine Britney meets The Weeknd. It’s got a really interesting vibe, it’s a lot of really cool stuff,” Rudolph told the Las Vegas Sun.
Back in March Spears told V Magazine that she is excited for the new shift in her music.
“I just know that the direction I’m going in is so good. It’s the best thing I’ve done in a long time. I’m proud of the work, and it’s very different; it’s not what you would think at all. But I’m not rushing anything. I just want it to be done right, so that my fans will truly appreciate it,” Spears told V Magazine.