The Word: Listen to Britney Spears’ new song ‘Ooh La La’

Britney Spears made her appearance on 'Mickey Mouse Club in 1992.  Credit: Getty Images
Britney Spears made her appearance on ‘Mickey Mouse Club in 1992. Credit: Getty Images

Britney Spears’ new song, “Ooh La La,” is now available to stream. Brit recorded the song for the soundtrack of upcoming film “Smurfs 2,” which opens July 31.

So what’s “Ooh La La” like? It’s a moody, stripped down little acoustic number, in which Britney meditates on ego and mortality amidst avant-garde instrumentation reminiscent of Bon Iver. Ha, no, it’s a bouncy summer pop song with agreeably nonsensical lyrics like “Baby, come with me and be my ooh la la.” But wouldn’t my version be amazing?

Have a listen for yourself below. It’s up to you, but you might find you enjoy it more if you picture Britney Spears as a smurf.

This isn’t Britney’s only new project. She’s heading to Las Vegas for a residency this fall, a la Celine Dion. And she talked to Shape about how she’s gearing up for it.

“I’m doing 90 minutes of yoga twice a week in addition to a lot of cardio — hour-long sessions three times a week with my trainer, Tony Martinez,” she tells Shape. “The [Vegas] performances won’t be simple — they’ll be a massive party from start to finish. And to pull this off, I have to be in top condition and running at full speed.” (Translation: No more Cheetos).


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