Britney Spears, who’s had a really rough go of it for the past decade, is slowly inching her way back to established pop icon status, albiet a very different kind than the one she started as. She’s just announced her two year Vegas residency (which will pull in millions for whoever’s in charge of her estate) and she’s released a new song, “Work Bitch.”
The single–a shameless act of pandering to mindless club scenes–isn’t fantastic. But it is super kitschy!
Oh, and the cover is one hell of a Photoshop blunder:
To that we say, 1) geez, don’t bodysnark! and 2) no one has ever looked like that in the history of mankind because people’s torsos aren’t eerily smooth skin cylinders with some breathtakingly half-assed contour lines for a humanlike effect.
[Sidenote: You might also be thinking, "That is some remarkably bad typography," and you wouldn't be wrong.]
Sure, the cover has the same soft, sunset-y lighting of just about every piece of every pop star’s promotional material, but at least from the neck up you can tell it’s Britney Spears (here’s a horrific counter example if you want to see what we mean). From the neck down, there isn’t anything even identifiably human.
(Main photo via Wenn)