New music from Britney Spears seems like little more than a fantasy, considering Femme Fatale was released over 18 months ago. Then again, Spears has been far too busy touring, judging talent on The X Factor and dancing til the world ends to possibly get back in the studio. Right? Wrong!
In a new promo for next week’s episode of The X Factor, Spears is shown receiving a call (presumably from fellow judge Simon Cowell, unless the editing is misleading), which she appears to take in a recording studio. There, she’s seated next to one of her frequent collaborators, Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins, producer of her single “Overprotected” as well as several album cuts (not to mention Lady Gaga and Beyonce‘s “Telephone,” among many other smashes). There’s no indication of whether the pair were working on new music, but it portends another release from Spears before too long — if mentoring a crop of spotlight-hungry X Factor contestants doesn’t wear her out too much. Watch the promo above. [Via MuuMuse]