Producer Teases Newer, Edgier Britney Spears

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Britney Spears' new single, "Hold It Against Me," has already made music history by making her the second artist ever to have two songs debut at #1.

What does the rest of her new album have in store?

"It's way more edgy than the last album," says Claude Kelley, who composed several tracks for the as-yet-untitled album, referring to Circus.

Worse For the Wear

HARDER: Britney Spears is gonna get gritty.

He adds that Spears is returning to the tougher, grittier sounds of 2007's Blackout. "[It's] more in the vein of the album before [Circus]," he says.

"The last album [Circus] was more clean pop. [Its purpose] was to reintroduce Britney to the world as the pop princess ... this is much edgier."

Basically, get ready for some club-worthy tracks.

"Dr. Luke and Max Martin are running the show, and it's all about the beats. It has a heavier bass line and it's harder, more urgent, more club."

For an idea of what her new stuff might sound like, follow the jump to listen to the just-released "Hold It Against Me" and a track from Blackout ...


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