OMG! No Nasal intonation! Britney Jean Spears, more vocals like this in the future, please! New song Perfume was so not what I was expecting from the Diva after the genericness that was Work B!tch. However, it's so different that I don't actually know how to take it right now.
I think I'm impressed. I'm definitely shocked! To think Britney supposedly co-produced this, too. Maybe that's why the vocals aren't as processed and robotic (dear I actually call them emotive?) as usual, and that the lyrical content isn't repetitive and mindless (which I'm not knocking, because I love a bit of mindless pop).
Perfume really needs a few more spins before I can firm up my opinions on it. I can say right now that I love the voice and am feeling the lyrics- both things which re-humanise the oft roboticised entertainer. I think problems might be found in the weakish production, but maybe it was purposely done to contrast the overproduction of Work and allow Britney's voice center stage.
This curve ball has me intrigued as to what the rest of new album, Britney Jean, sounds like. Not long to wait now!