It must be a fabulous new trend for popstars to wear absolutely nothing on their album covers! Following the likes of Miley Cyrus and Lady Gaga, Britney Spears released the stripped-down artwork for her upcoming record, Britney Jean.
Unlike Miley and Gaga, whose covers for Bangerz and ARTPOP showed them naked at full-body length, covering up their unmentionables, the “Work Bitch” singer went a bit more classy, showing a black and white close-up of her face, with a fair amount of cleavage. The album’s title is written in neon blue inside a pink heart in the center of the artwork.
With the reveal of her album cover, Brit also shared a personal, handwritten letter with fans on her website.
“Dear Fans,” she wrote. “I haven’t sat down to write you guys in SUCH a long time. Long overdue! We’re all so used to getting our thoughts out in 140 characters, but sometimes it’s nice to sit down and take time to write something a little longer and more personal. I am putting the finishing touches on my new album, “Britney Jean” over the next few days and I am so excited for you to hear it. I have poured my heart and soul into this album and it has been an incredible journey. I’ve learned a lot about myself, and as I am finishing, I am reminded of the incredible foundation that has supported me for the last 15 years. Thank you all for continuing to follow me on this journey and for allowing me to do what I love to do. I can’t believe that this is my eighth studio album, and I know I keep telling you that it is my most personal record yet, but it’s true and I’m really proud of that.
I have been through a lot in the last few years and it has really inspired me to dig deeper and write songs that I think everyone can relate to. Working with people like Sia, William Orbit, and of course Will.i.Am has been an amazing experience. They have listened to all my ideas and helped me bring them to life. There are a lot of really fun, upbeat dance songs, but it was important to me that I show my strength, and my attitude, and my vulnerability. Of course, I also have some surprises for you guys : )
I want to show you the different sides of Britney Spears. I am a performer. I am a mom. I am funny. I am your friend! I am Britney Jean. Hope you love my labor of love! Love always, Britney.”