Just days after her memoir, The Woman In Me, hit shelves and made it abundantly clear, in Britney Spears’ own accounting, that she felt her long legal conservatorship had stolen the joy of performing her music, Spears is dangling the juiciest pop morsel in front of her fans.
“I wrote a new song!!!” she captioned an Instagram post on Sunday. “Hate you to like me !!! No beef with anyone … just being a narcissist in a claimed, self-entitled way !!! It’s to accumulate interest by giving ego with my eyes closed because I hear important people do that these days.”
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She paired the announcement not with an audio clip but a photo of her own face, golden curls flowing and eyes closed.
Spears, who claimed last week that her book is the highest-selling celebrity memoir of history, wrote in it that she was “struggling” with whether she’d perform again. She wrote that being forced to perform during the 13-year legal conservatorship that gave others total control over her stole her creative joy.
“Pushing forward in my musical career is not my focus at the moment,” she wrote. She collaborated with Elton John on a single, “Hold Me Closer” in 2022 and wrote that it felt “great,” but Spears admitted that she still had healing and thinking to do.
“I keep getting asked when I’m going to put on shows again,” she wrote later in the book. “I confess that I’m struggling with that question. I’m enjoying dancing and singing the way I used to when I was younger and not trying to do it for my family’s benefit, not trying to get something, but doing it for me and my genuine love of it.”
Spears has already teased a sequel to The Woman In Me—after all, plenty has already happened since the events she recounted, like her pending divorce from husband Sam Asghari. In a now-deleted Instagram post from over the weekend, Spears wrote that we should expect another volume in 2024. Perhaps by then we’ll also have gotten to hear this song.
Representatives for Britney Spears did not immediately return a request for comment.