Britney's career over the last 3 years has been an absolute whirlwind. After spending the majority of the decade as one of the world's most successful pop singers, as well as one of the most sought after sexual icons of her generation, she suffered a little bit of a fall from grace - actually it was more like a plunge into the icy depths of bald-headed, child-neglecting insanity. Even though Blackout, the album she released at the height of her craziness, was really really good, mostly everyone, myself included, had written her off as another former child star who had succumbed to the pressures of ridiculous superstardom.
So in light of all this, Britney's comeback in the last few months has been utterly astounding. It started with very small steps: a guest appearance on a popular sitcom, a non-disastrous appearance at the MTV Video Awards, and finally last week her comeback was cemented with the release of her new video, Womanizer, in which she looks once again like the iconic sex symbol she once was. Its almost enough to make me forget that just a year ago she looked like this:
I was a little ambivalent about the song itself, but since I first heard it, it has wormed its way deep into my consciousness and I now think it is amazing. The song and video have already found unprecedented success, so it looks like we'll be getting plenty more from the lady who once somehow managed to make this guy look like the father of the year. And I couldn't be happier for her.