Everyone is talking about the strange and sultry new videos Britney Spears has posted to her Instagram account, featuring a black-and-white bikini-clad Britney posing to the song “S.O.B.” by Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats. Most people have assumed these videos are teasing some new Britney Spears music, including a previous report from the Inquisitr that suggests they’re promo videos for the “Britney: Piece of Me” show at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas on February 12.
According to the Daily Caller, Britney Spears fans were very appreciative of the videos, but the singer did not bother to explain where they were coming from or why she was posting them. Most assumed it had something to do with an upcoming Britney Spears album, but it turns out those Instagram videos may not have been the calculated publicity move they first appeared to be.
According to E! Online, Britney Spears didn’t post the steamy bikini videos to promote any sort of project. The pop star was simply “having fun,” seemingly as a result of recent weight loss or an improvement in her health.
A source close to Britney Spears told E! Online, “She’s just having fun. She’s feeling great, is in great shape so she posted some videos she took.”
If you want to see Britney Spears in all her revitalized glory, check out the compilation of Instagram videos below.
USA Today, pointed out that Britney is sporting some fake tattoos in the videos, for an unknown reason, and also predicted that she may have made the bikini clips for “no reason” at all.
It does make sense that a Britney Spears video teasing new music would feature snippets of her new songs, so it shouldn’t be a surprise that the Instagram clips featuring “S.O.B.” have nothing to do with Spears’ own material.
However, Britney Spears is reportedly working on recording brand new music in the studio. In fact, according to a previous report from the Inquisitr, Britney has been plugging away at a new record since September 2014. At that time, she did actually promote her new music through Instagram, sharing photos of her in the studio and getting back to business after a devastating breakup. But it seems that album is still not complete; the last Britney Spears effort fans got was 2013’s Britney Jean.
Meanwhile, Britney Spears has been occupied with her rekindled residency with Las Vegas, a deal she extended back in 2014. She plans to continue the regular Vegas shows through 2017, so despite the lack of new studio music, the artist is busier than ever. The live show also has “some major changes planned.”
“I’m getting together with my team this week to go over the set list, design some new costumes and dream up new props,” Britney Spears said in September. “There are a few songs that are fan favorites that I really want to add to the show.”
The Daily Caller suggests that while these new videos may not have a point, so to speak, they may indicate that Britney Spears is officially back. And she hasn’t only been posting meaningless videos to her Instagram, anyway. Earlier this month, Britney shared a clip of a dance rehearsal for a fan favorite song “Breathe on Me,” teasing some of those planned “changes” for her live show. “Breathe on Me” is known as a Britney concert regular.
Watch the rehearsal in the video below.
When do you think fans can finally expect new music from Britney Spears? Do all of these social media videos suggest it may be sooner rather than later?
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