Perfume is going to crash and burn, so best to play it safe with "Til It's Gone." Then, if that performs well enough, wrap things up with "Alien" or "Passenger"--whichever has the best tour footage to make a music video out of--and then let the era full give way to Vegas.
I have to agree with Danny though. I would love to see Britney to release "Alien" and "Passenger" as the next singles, but "Perfume" could go either way at this point (the video should help it, but I don't know how much it could do), so I think she needs to go safe. As a consequence, "Til It's Gone" is the best choice. Whichever of the formers should be next, but I would go with "Alien" by a little margin and because I want my favorite song of the album to be released as a single.
Obviously, this era will be dead if "It Should Be Easy" is released instead.
Passenger has the best chance of connecting with people besides its a good display of her talent, nothing is going to make a huge dent on the charts right now so go with the best song outside of #work and most universal song on the album
I completely agree with the Til It's Gone, followed by Passenger sentiment. If Perfume underperforms they need a safe smash and that is Til It's Gone. I'm not mad about it because it also happens to be fantastic. I love the lyrics and production. Following a smash, Passenger could do great and I think it's the best song she's ever recorded.
Since Vegas is lasting two years, they may decide they want legs out of this album if they get a couple of hits, which they could with these two choices. In that case I would follow with Alien and maybe a bonus track, both Hold on Tight and Now That I Found You are fantastic. Although Alien would be a perfect era closer.
I also agree that It Should Be Easy would kill the era, however I do see a distinct possibility of it being released seeing how far up Will's ass her team and her label is. Also it seems to be the one selling the best internationally as the record releases. Yes, he helped to craft a fantastic record, one of her best. But leave this song alone.
Post by spoonabdul3 on Dec 1, 2013 11:06:45 GMT -5
I finally listened to the album this morning and I was very under whelmed. I never understood WB or Perfume as the first 2 singles but after listening to the other songs... I don't blame these for releasing those songs now. I think it is far and away Britneys weakest album. I honestly don't hear any hits hear. Passenger is one of the better songs... bc it feels like a "real" song. (if that makes sense)
A lot of the other uptempos just feel kinda pasted together. It Should Be Easy is just not good. Wil I Am is just hit and miss and when he misses he REALLY misses. The song doesn't seem to go anywhere. Alien is good but its not amazing, to me its a lot like Criminal. So I like it and its one of the better songs on the album but I don't hear a hit. Tik Tik, Till Its Gone, Body Ache all feel so generic to me. They are so busy. some of these songs have like 6-8 writers. that is crazy! They just feel like rehashing of other songs and the auto tune is crazy. Where are the great catchy sing a long choruses that we all know Britney can deliver???
Don't Cry is really good though, only song I love. really moving and loved it on first listen
Im glad I finally listened to the album though bc like I said it make me understand why they released what they did for the first two singles. Actually made me like those songs more.
But come on, even Britney stans have to agree that Britney could do better. Britney has delivered some of the best pop songs of the best two decades!
and why is the album SOOOO short. 10 songs? and many songs are really short. 10 songs doesn't bother me, if the 10 songs are GREAT.
I forgot to listen to the deluxe bonus tracks....
Brightest Morning Star.. why is this a deluxe track only? much catchier than most of the regular tracks. I really dig this. clear vocals, no over use of crazy auto tune stuff. I think I like this song becomes it kinda reminds me of the Britney from SOMETIMES. so sweet. really enjoy this one
Hold On Tight...nah. just boring. nothing catchy here.
Now That I Found You...now this one I can get into! nothing really special or new here but its catchy and I was singing along a bit by the end of the first listen. I think this is far and away the catchiest uptempo.
I only listened to each song once. and of course songs can grow on you. so I will definatly play the album some more today while im cleaning or in my car and maybe my opinions on some of the songs will change...
but I did vote for Passenger, as I think it would have the best chance at radio. although BMS and NTIFY from deluxe would be my choices if they were on the regular edition!!
Should be: 'Til It's Gone' -- most radio friendly on the record. Probably not the hit this record needs, but it could make a decent dent on pop. Enough to save face, at least.
Could be: 'Passenger' -- could potentially pull a Katy Perry and be massive. More likely a bomb. I just want the studio acapella.
Will be: 'It Should Be Easy' -- if you think for one second Will doesn't have a contract with RCA for a single this era, you've lost your mind. Another 'Passenger' scenario, replacing "Katy Perry" with "'Scream & Shout'".
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