As the anticipation builds for “Pretty Girls,” the new single from Britney Spears and Iggy Azalea, it was a total surprise when a reworked version of the Suzanne Vega classic “Tom’s Diner” leaked online featuring Spears’ famous sultry, breathy voice. The track is from Giorgio Moroder’s new album Déjà Vu, the first from him in 30 years, and it’s hot, hot, hot!
It was no surprise that the singer worked with Spears for the updated hit. The album is set to feature a ton of unexpected, high-profile pop star collaborations, including Charli XCX, Kylie Minogue and Sia. In an interview with Rolling Stone magazine, Moroder hinted at the “Tom’s Diner” cover, noting that it was Spears’ initial idea. “Britney came to my management company with the idea to do a particular song with me, which was interesting because usually it’s the other way, with the producer offering a song,” he said. Though he wouldn’t reveal the song they worked on at the time, he did note that “it’s a song which came out about 30 years ago as an a cappella.”
Listen to Moroder and Britney’s epic pop take on the track below. It’s Britney, the way we like her. Excuse me, this will be on repeat until the release of “Pretty Girls” with Iggy!
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