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The internet’s been buzzing since Britney Spears unveiled her mystery song, “Everyday.” There’s been no real explanations as to where the song came from or why it didn’t make Femme Fatale, but real Brit fans don’t care about specifics. They’re just FREAKING THE EFF OUT right now.
In comparison to Brit’s current dance focus, the obvious difference in “Everyday” is its piano ballad roots. The song begins with gentle chords that offer a soft, melancholy vibe. The biggest surprise is the lack of Auto-Tune on Spears’ voice. Reminiscent of her earlier hits (think “Lucky” and “I’m Not A Girl, Not Yet A Woman“), a raw vulnerability meshes with the motivational lyrics: “Every day, the sun comes up again/A little hope begins/And it starts with you, ’cause you get me through it.” Those inspirational lyrics continue into the chorus, where there’s a close resemblance to Christina Aguilera‘s “Beautiful” melody that slowly begins to reveal itself.
Perhaps Britney was inspired by Xtina’s past hit, and she’s testing out waters for the next album? Let’s face it: Girl’s been on club soundtracks for years, and all that dancing and sweating on tour has to get exhausting after a while. Maybe it’s time for a return to the slow jams!
+ Listen to Britney Spears’ unreleased song, “Everyday.”