Contributed by RedBeast:
Can I just have this one moment to voice my opinion out to the people who view this site? Yes, it’s regarding Britney…no surprise since I am indeed a Britney fan and you can choose to read this or not, no one is forcing you to read what I am about to say, deal? Good. I am really disappointed because a lot of you are bashing Britney and her new song. Seriously, it seems as if she has no chance with you. Even if you’re a hater or a fan, give her the decency to give her respect for going her own path. What would you say if Britney followed everyone out there (Aguilera, Timberlake, etc) by going hip hop and R&B? Well she didn’t and she’s going out with a new sound that I can honestly, honestly say that I have not heard in a long time on the radio. It is different; therefore you won’t like it right away. I didn’t “get it” until I heard it 5 times, by listening to the beats carefully and now I can say, I love it. I can groove to it at a club that doesn’t play the “overplayed” hip hop/rap tracks that I am getting sick of. And above all this, she hasn’t even released the final copy of the single which is NOT what you all heard at the NFL Kickoff. Also, I think it’s great that she released this song as the first single, unlike most of you, because perhaps it would not fit with the typical radio station that plays those overplayed songs, but maybe it would be played on different stations; urban and techno stations. Remember, ‘Slave 4 U’ got more airplay on urban stations than the big ones, that’s how I became a fan of Britney’s. This song would not only diverse herself between others such as her rival Christina, but it would gain her different music fans from all genres.
Remember now: Christina is hip/hop, R&B, soul (which I like a lot as well) and Britney is now trancey/techno/dance. Notice: two completely differences, so no need to compare people. Only thing to compare is their provocativeness and what not. If you didn’t like Britney’s new song, then I guess you don’t like her new style. So let it be, choose whatever satisfies you. A fan goes, a fan comes, a fan stays. What are you? If you’re a hater and dislike the song, well congrats because you’re doing the right thing…you’re acting like a hater. But remember, you don’t have to hate right away, you should at least wait until the full complete song then choose whether to approve you decision, light? Anyways, I just heard ‘breathe on me’ and once again, it does NOT sound like anything we’ve been hearing on the radio. Ok yes, you have the right to not like the song…but saying it “sucked”, you’re basically just saying you suck because you simply can’t give her a chance. Britney revolves people who can’t give her a chance, simple as that. Anyways, as a non-hardcore Britney fan, I’m very proud that she took my advice and went her own path, creating a new sound on the radio. p.s. they say it’s always best to not like a song the first time you hear it because it means it will be a song you’d most likely not get sick of easily, unlike a song you admire and love the first time you hear it. You soon get sick of it and sheer it off. Well, I didn’t like Me Against the Music the 1st, nor 2nd time. Great to know that.
One more thing, if people say “who’s gonna listen to you!” “What a waste of time trying to change peoples opinions” “another Britney defender” or “no one is gonna stop hating, so shut up” well I am NOT trying to do any of that. Even though I am a Britney fan, look as me a regular person, ignore the fact that I am a Britney fan. I am voicing my opinion as Michael, not a Britney fan. Get it straight.