Britney Spears and Backstreet Boys 'Matches': How to live stream, release date, concept and all you need to know about the epic '90s collab

Britney dropped the new release with a short Twitter announcement and so did Backstreet Boys and this sure is the most perfect '90s throwback that fans can ask for


                            Britney Spears and Backstreet Boys 'Matches': How to live stream, release date, concept and all you need to know about the epic '90s collab
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Britney Spears just dropped a new single ‘Matches’, which is a collaboration with Backstreet Boys, and it is the most perfect '90s throwback that fans can ask for. Along with ‘Matches’, Britney has also launched a brand new deluxe version of her 2016 album ‘Glory’ which contains some surprise banger renditions of her old songs as well.

On December 11 midnight, Britney dropped the new release with a short Twitter announcement where she wrote, “'Matches' featuring my friends @backstreetboys is out now!!!! I’m so excited to hear what you think about our song together!!!! You can also listen to Glory Deluxe everywhere now!!!!" Backstreet Boys also took to Twitter to share: "What a GLORIOUS day it is... we’ve been asked about the possibility of a collab like this for the past 20 years and today is the day!! #BritneyXBackstreet is finally here! #Matches is out now on @britneyspears’ Glory Deluxe.”



 



 

The deluxe version of ‘Glory’ will also contain four different energetic remixes of her song ‘Mood Ring’ along with her new single ‘Matches’. Overall, ‘Glory’ consists of 23 tracks. While 2020 saw Britney struggle a lot in her personal life, it surely hasn’t affected her creative spirit as she unleashed a major bop fest with ‘Glory’ deluxe edition. Read here to know how to live stream the album.

How to live stream

The ‘Glory’ deluxe edition along with the new single ‘Matches’ is available on Spotify, Amazon Music, YouTube Music, Apple Music and more. You can also check out the tracklist here.

Release date

‘Matches’ released on December 11 at midnight along with unlocking the new edition of ‘Glory’.

Concept

True to her ‘Princess of Pop’ spirit, ‘Glory’ is a celebration of synth-pop steeped in Britney’s Disco dreams. ‘Glory’ renews and carries forward Britney’s legacy of punk masterpiece trilogy, ‘Blackout’, ‘Circus’ and ‘Femme Fatale’. ‘Glory’ starts with ‘Invitation’ which sounds like an anxious, skittish girl’s careful confession in the form of hiccups and whispers. The mood continues as it gradually unravels Britney’s desires, evident in the song ‘Do You Wanna Come Over?' The lead single ‘Make Me’, a collaboration with G-Eazy, debuted and peaked at number 17 on the US Billboard Hot 100. ‘Glory’ packs a punch with nudges of R&B, EDM and hip-hop, only complete with Britney’s unique vocals.

 



 

Album cover

The latest album cover of ‘Glory’ flaunts the O.G Bold Britney laying on sand semi-naked with chains all around, a nod to her legal struggles and ‘Free Britney’ movement.



 

Fan Reactions

The surprise release has taken over the internet as Britney fans celebrate this huge moment after a rather tough year. A fan said, “IM NOT OKAY BUT ALSO AT THE SAME TIME I’VE NEVER BEEN BETTER. JUST NEED TO BREATHE.... My millennial heart is about to burst IM OKAY THOUGH.”

Another said “#BritneyftBackstreetBoys #Matches it sounds good. All of your voices sound good together. I hope this song can enter the Hot 100. Hopefully the #BritneyArmy & the #BackstreetBoysArmy will stream & support it. I’m happy #Glory is getting a rerelease.” A fan said, “IT SLAYS.” Another said, “Be still my 90s lovin’ heart.” Celebrating two iconic '90s legacy coming together, a fan said “OMG!!! My two favorites finally have a song together!!!”



 



 



 



 



 

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