'I Wanna Go' Single Review
Britney Spears may not be giving us the legendary count of eights that put this singin' and dancin' superstar on the map, or the six pack that hooked us for life, but her timing is better than ever.
Just when we had our fill of the Circus (too much Cheetos and popcorn) — overdosed on freakshows, cotton-candy kisses and Red Bull, we were thrown the hard pounding single, "Hold It Against Me," saturating airwaves and reminding us who is really running the show. Then came the chart-topping club anthem "Till The World Ends" with a punctuality so uncanny, it's as if Brit Brit planned the Rapture hysteria herself. And now ladies and gents... our homegirl has given us a gem that is sure to be the no. 1 jam of the summer with "I Wanna Go."
This song, my personal favorite off of her most recent studio album, Femme Fatale, is a throwback to the Britney I fell I love with. When she teams up with original hit maker Max Martin, it's always a sure-fire success. Between the playful, yet driving beat and the infectious whistle, this song once again captures the enigma that is Britney Spears. The playful paradox between innocence and temptress. The sweet Southern girl with dirty thoughts plaguing her mind, who is searching for deliverance and gives into her guilty desires to go... All the way.
What better song to blast while getting ready to blow out to the club, or at the club, or in my case, to pulsate my dressing room walls at the Palace before I take the Broadway stage in this summer NYC heat. If the skyrocketing temps of global warming aren't enough to get you naked this summer, this tune is your remedy to take it off and turn it up.
NICK ADAMS has been a guest blogger for Broadway.com and The Advocate. Nick is currently starring on Broadway as Adam/Felicia in Priscilla Queen of the Desert for which he earned two Audience Choice Awards (Diva Performance and Breakthrough Performance) as well as a Fred Astaire Award nomination (Best Dancer in a musical). His dressing room is filled with Britney paraphernalia including a life-size cardboard cutout of the singer. Nick originated the role of Angelique in the Tony Award winning 2010 revival of La Cage aux Folles. Also on Broadway: A Chorus Line, Guys and Dolls, Chicago and The Pirate Queen. TV and Film credits include: Sex and the City 2, An Englishman in New York, As the World Turns, Guiding Light, Dancing with the Stars, Rosie Live, The Kennedy Center Honors and The Tony Awards. Concerts: Birdland, Erie Philharmonic, Boston Pops, Cincinnati Pops. Training: BFA Boston Conservatory. Nick has been featured in several national media outlets including the covers of Dance Spirit and Instinct Magazine.