With her conservatory nowhere in sight, Britney Spears is giving fans a sign that she wants to start recording music again.
On Saturday, the pop musician posted an Instagram video of herself singing an alternate version of her 1998 classic “…Baby One More Time,” featuring intricate vocal riffs and the F-word that wasn’t in the track’s original chorus .
“When I’m not with you I lose my mind / Give me a sign,” the 40-year-old performer sings in the clip, which she filmed at her home.
In the video’s caption, Spears explained that she had long wished to record her own version of the beloved song with music producers who “actually work for her,” but was denied the opportunity as part of her 13-year conservatorship. The Grammy winner has been enjoying her newfound freedom since a Los Angeles judge tossed out the legal rule in November.
“I haven’t shared my voice in an extremely long time… maybe too long,” Spears captioned the video. “I’ve been asking for what I wanted for 14 years… a different version of ‘baby.'”
Spears claimed her conservators refused to let her re-record the tune, instead allowing her younger sister Jamie Lynn and others to perform a medley — including “…Baby One More Time” — that she received at the Radio Disney Music Awards It’s no secret that Spears didn’t appreciate the Radio Disney tribute, which she has criticized in the past.
“I share this because I’m aware of my love and passion for singing… and my own family has made a fool of me,” the singer continued in her Instagram post.
“I will not be a victim!!! HIT ME BABY ONCE AGAIN??? Psss I’m sure you advanced musicians think it’s awful or bad… well, WHEN I’M BAD I’M BETTER.”
For the past few months, Spears has been busy living her best life out of conservatoire, moving to a new home and marrying longtime partner Sam Asghari at a star-studded ceremony in Thousand Oaks. In April, the couple announced they were expecting their first child together, but later announced with “profound sadness” that Spears had suffered a miscarriage.
“Got married and moved into a new house around the same time…not the smartest thing…well it’s coming together,” the singer wrote on Instagram last month.
“Change is so awesome…I had a nice dip in my pool…it’s so bright and it has a nice chill spot…and a slide…I’ve gone down it 4 times…I’ve cut all my hair short and my.” Man only made me a steak…life is good.”
https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/music/story/2022-07-17/britney-spears-singing-baby-one-more-time-instagram Britney Spears sings new version of ‘Baby One More Time’