Thursday, April 07, 2005

Recording An Album Is A Lot Of Work, Y'all! has a really interesting interview with Britney Spears from Spanish CosmoGirl magazine ... here are my favorite parts:

On people saying mean things about her appearance -- "You are what you are, you know? I don't look in the mirror and say, 'Oh, I'm the most beautiful girl in the world. Look at me.' I see my imperfections, I do see my flaws, I just don't care, I walk out of my house in my pajamas, with no makeup on, and I just don't care, because that's how I feel more comfortable, if you want me to wear a fancy dress to go to Starbucks, then you are completely wrong."

On making music -- "Recording an album is a lot of work and a lot of stress, you're in the studio constantly and you work really really hard, so sometimes you sort of get fed up because you can not get this or that part right, and there are so many different things and they have to be so critically done, so I just decided to take a little break from all of that, and focus more on my personal life ... Man, I just think I deserved it. I still wanted to give you something extra though, but you know, it's also a lot of fun because most of the time, and since dance tracks are my forte, I think that you can always put your own flavor in it, so this time, I wanted to make something different, and that's how 'Mona Lisa' came out ... With Mona Lisa, I just feel so attached to it, and it's basically about me and the way the media seems to be showing and handleing things of my own personal life lately, and it really pisses me off, so it's about you know these different lives that I feel like I need, you know, I can't be Britney Spears the star 24/7. So there's the Britney that my friends and family know about, and there's the Britney that my fans know, and of course the one everyone seems to think that they know but at the end of the day, they are far away from the truth."

It's not easy being Britney Spears, y'all. But she is happy with who she is.

You can read the full text of the interview HERE.