Britney Spears is back in the recording studio with none other than J.R. Rotem, along with another producer, Sean Garrett, People reports.
"[Britney Spears] is doing great," he said at the BMI Pop Awards in Beverly Hills on Tuesday. "She's like a master at what she does. She's a lot more experienced than most people. She just has the 'it' factor."
"Not every artist has that," J.R. Rotem added. "So it's always nice to work with her."
Quote-unquote music producer J.R. Rotem: Always a classy individual.
Rotem, who briefly dated Spears and had sex wheelbarrow-style with her in 2007, would not reveal any details of the project.
However, a family source says that Britney is currently in the early stages of a follow-up to her last album, Blackout."She is in the experimental stages of a new album," says the source.
"[Britney] is trying to find the sound and direction she wants to go in, but nothing is set in stone just yet. She has been playing the piano a lot and just singing. She says she misses 'just singing.'"
Producer Sean Garrett, for his part, was mum on specifics but says that he and Spears, 26, have "a few things in the works."
At the BMI Pop Awards, Garrett said:
"I'm just happy to see her back and recovering. She's really shaping up and getting her whole situation back together. I'm really proud and happy to see her."
No word on whether Rotem is seeing Britney Spears nude on all fours in between takes in the studio. A rep for Spears' label had no comment.