August 30, 2011 by popseeker
Evidently Team Britney decided to ignore our comprehensive poll on what her next single should be as despite our poll showing overwhelming support for the R&B-influence ‘Inside Out’, Brit herself announced over the weekend that ‘Criminal’ will be her fourth single from ‘Femme Fatale’.
The track is the nearest thing to a ballad you can find on the superb ‘Femme Fatale’ album and is still a great choice for a single. ‘Inside Out’ may be a fan favourite, but the chances are the majority of those fans already own the track and are therefore unlikely to pay to buy it again, thus ‘Criminal’ makes much more sense from a commercial view.
It’s not really like much else Britney has released before – heavily influence by folk music, it wouldn’t at all sound out of place on a Madonna or even ABBA album. Plus, it’s incredibly refreshing to hear an Irish flute on a pop song. PEOPLE RESPONSIBLE FOR POP MUSIC – WE WANT MORE IRISH FLUTE PLEASE.