"Work Bitch"

Will.i.am draws up the perfect nü-Britney blueprint: a squelchy thumper that's light on singing and heavy on hilarious directives barked in an English accent: "You want a Maserati?/You better work, bitch." Blasts of clubby synths do most of the work, while Britney winks at the world, turning the word "governor" over in her mouth like it's a caviar-coated Cheeto.

From The Archives Issue 1193: October 10, 2013