Make Me… Britney Spears ft G-Eazy
Song Title: Make Me…
Artist: Britney Spears ft G-Eazy
Date of release: July the 15th 2016
Description: ” Make Me… ” is by Britney Spears ( Britney Jean Spears ), the American singer, dancer and actress. The song was written by Britney Spears, Matthew Burns, Joe Janiak and Gerald Gillum.
Joe Janiak co-wrote ” Beating Heart ” with Ellie Goulding, the song featured on the Divergent film soundtrack. Gerald Gillum ( G-Eazy ) is an American rapper, songwriter and record producer and features on this song, his first Album ” These Things Happen ” reached number 3 on the Billboard 200 Chart.
The song was produced by Matthew Burns, who is an English DJ, record producer, singer and songwriter. He has worked with many artists including Kelis, Pitbull and Ellie Goulding.
Vocal production was by Mischke ( Thomas David “T.D.” Mischke ), the writer and musician from Minnesota. He was a former radio talk show host on WCCO NewsRadio 830, a radio station based in Minneapolis.
” Make Me… ” was released on the 15th of July 2016 by record label RCA ( owned by Sony Music Entertainment ) and taken as the lead single from Britney’s ninth Album, Glory.
The mid-tempo R&B ballad, described as a ” slinky “, is about demanding sexual satisfaction. The song was originally titled ” Make Me (Oooh) “, and due for release in May 2016, the release was delayed because of problems with production. It was then reported that a release would be in the summer, but no actual date was given.
Later in May reports surfaced that the main reason for the delayed release was because rapper G-Eazy was to feature on the song.
The single’s cover art was released on the 14th of July 2016 which showed Britney walking through the desert wearing white thigh length boots and draped in a white trailing piece of fabric.
The next day ” Make Me… ” was released as a digital download on the iTunes store, it was also released to a limited number of radio stations. The following day the song was made available on music streaming platforms.
Music critics liked the song. Entertainment Weekly’s Kevin O’Donnell wrote that the song was a ” woozy, future-funk burner…packed with whooshing synths and a seductive, dubstep-esque boom-bap “.
Michael Cragg reviewing the song for British newspaper The Guardian wrote that the track ” aims a current pop zeitgeist – that of the mood-drenched slowed down sex jam – but this time walks away from a clear victor “.
The accompanying music video was directed by Randee St. Nicholas. She has worked on videos for artists including Carrie Underwood, Sixpence None The Richer, Rod Stewart and Celine Dion. It was reported initially that director David LaChapelle would be the director with Britney releasing scenes online as a teaser. However, the record label, RCA, decided the tamer version was to be used instead.
” Make Me… ” was a commercial success for Britney. In the United States, the song entered the Billboard Hot 100 Chart and peaked at number seventeen, making it her 34th entry on the chart and her 6th highest entry.
In the United Kingdom, the song entered the UK Singles Chart on the 28th of July and reached a peak of number forty-two. It spent three weeks on the UK chart.
BillBoard Highest Chart Position: 17
UK Highest Chart Position: 42
Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Australia (ARIA) 39, Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40) 61, Belgium (Ultratip Flanders) 33, Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia) 17, Canada (Canadian Hot 100) 20,Czech Republic (Singles Digitál Top 100) 51, Finland Download (Suomen virallinen latauslista) 8, France (SNEP) 11, Germany (Official German Charts) 71, Hungary (Single Top 40) 6, Indonesia (CreativeDisc) 2, Ireland (IRMA) 51, Italy (FIMI) 56, Japan (Japan Hot 100) 95, New Zealand Heatseekers (RMNZ) 3, Portugal (AFP) 51, Scotland (Official Charts Company) 17, Slovakia (Singles Digitál Top 100) 52, Spain (PROMUSICAE) 80, Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade) 58
Official Website: Britneyspears.com
FaceBook Page: Facebook.com/britneyspears
Wikipedia Page: Wikipedia.org/BritneySpears