On Thursday, the fans of Britney Spears assembled their excitement to express on social media in the middle of which it was reported that Hold Me Closer, her new duet track with Elton John, had leaked online. The returning single is a make over of Sir Elton’s 1971 hit Tiny Dancer and blemishes Spears’s first new music in six years.
Indicating the comeback to the music industry, Britney Spears has been working with legendary Elton John on a rework of Tiny Dancer. Following the decision of concentrating more on her musical career, the singer admitted that she was having many propositions for a collaboration.
Before this, the 40-year-old had faced legal and physical problems caused by family conflict that made the headlines. Eventually, it seems the singer has detached herself from the controversial news section and proceeded to move into the musical segment, where she appears very happier with herself.
On Thursday night, a three-second clip of Britney Spears and Elton John’s song was leaked on social media. It gave rise to indignation on the internet as fans came to support Britney Spears. “Ruining the release of Britney’s first single as a free woman in 15 years is honestly disrespectful.” A fan wrote.
Ruining the release of Britney's first single as a free woman in 15 years is honestly disrespectful. I can't believe even Britney's fans are spreading leaks. It's not like we have to wait whole other years for a new song. STOP SPREADING LEAKS OF HOLD ME CLOSER.
— The Blackout Zone 🌹🚀 (@Brit_Circusss) August 18, 2022
Another tweet said, “I’m so tempted to go find Hold Me Closer leak but I want to respect both Britney & Elton, I’ve been waiting for this moment for almost six years.” Britney Spears has also thanked her fans for all the love and support they showed towards her. As of the piece has been removed from the internet by the copyright owner.
OMG!!! im so tempted to go find Hold Me Closer leak but I want to respect both Britney & Elton …. I've been waiting for this moment for almost 6 years #BritneyIsComing
— Britney Pop Icon 🌹🚀 (@Britney_PopIcon) August 18, 2022
In the middle of the excitement, Rolling Stone staff writer Tomás Mier shared that the release date of the track would not be affected, tweeting: “As leaks of Britney Spears and Elton John’s song ‘Hold Me Closer’ get circulated on Twitter, a source confirms to me that the duet won’t be released tonight.”
As leaks of Britney Spears and Elton John’s song “Hold Me Closer” get circulated on Twitter, a source confirms to me that the duet won’t be released tonight.
— Tomás Mier (@Tomas_Mier) August 19, 2022
“Britney Spears you are the mother [I] never had, the sister that everybody would want, she is the friend that everybody deserves, [I] don’t know a better person,” said another, along with a clip of Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kandi Burruss defending her mother.
just heard Hold Me Closer. Britney Spears you are the mother i never had, the sister that everybody would want, she is the friend that everybody deserves, i don’t know a better person pic.twitter.com/7dWWvGtJIz
— Alex (@alxmalloy) August 18, 2022
Besides letting out that the audial experience turned out to be deeply emotional for them, another Spears supporter commented: “I just listened to Britney Spears’ Hold Me Closer’ leak and cried like [a] b***h, it’s been 6 years since she’s released anything and it’s so f****** good.”
I just listened to Britney Spears’ Hold Me Closer leak and cried like bitch, it’s been 6 years since she’s released anything and it’s so fucking good
— CupcakKe’s Bussy Lice (@andrea_oberlin) August 19, 2022
Another fan wrote that they were underwhelmed by the track. “I wish Britney sang more, she mostly adlibs. The guitar synth is too overpowering and I wish it hit harder. Idk I’m blasting it on speakers right now, but it might be different with headphones.”
To which, one replied: “I’ve actually heard the song. [I’m] not just saying I have. She doesn’t only adlib. She sings the entire first verse, Elton sings the second. Britney Spears is back. ‘Hold me Closer’ is a banger.”
I’ve actually heard the song. Im not just saying I have. She doesn’t only adlib. She sings the entire first verse, Elton sings the second. Britney Spears is back. Hold me Closer is a banger. https://t.co/MtjuY1nueN
— Britney B*tch (@BritneyOGStan) August 18, 2022
Other fans appeared to take a protective stand, reporting infringement to the Recording Industry Association of America as they adjured supporters to wait until the track is officially released.
In mid-July, Spears teased an apprehensive version of her 1998 breakout hit single “Baby One More Time” in a video posted on her Instagram.
The singer who recently tied the knot with her partner Sam Asghari disclosed that for several years she had been pushing to re-record the hugely popular track but was not able to do so due to her controversial conservatorship. She captioned the clip: “I haven’t shared my voice in an extremely long time…may be too long.”
Hold Me Closer is Spears’ first single since 2016’s Slumber Party, and it was during the shooting of the music video when she met her new husband.