Songwriter Opens Up About Recording With Britney Spears
Songwriter Ian Kirkpatrick recently revealed what it was really like to work with pop superstar Britney Spears on her 2016 Glory track "If I'm Dancing."
"Oh my god. Even thinking about it makes me crazy. The track for 'If I'm Dancing' was actually made three years before a song was written on it. It just sat on a hard drive forever and then I played it for [co-writers] Simon Wilcox and [Canada's] Chantal Kreviazuk," Kirkpatrick revealed of the song's creation to The FADER.
"I did get to go into the studio for Britney to do the vocals and I took an anti-anxiety medication before because I was absolutely freaking the f**k out."
Kirkpatrick described the session as "crazy" when the pop star hopped on the mic, admitting that hearing her little nuances and little rasps in her voice was "insane."
He recalled: "I tried to use everything. I tried to get her laughing so I could have little samples of that. She was like an artist that just got signed. She was so happy and so f**king cute."
Kirkpatrick said she knows exactly what she wants to do when she records and she does it quite fast.
"The thing is, she doesn't have to stay long because she's a pro when it comes to being vocal produced,” he said. "You'll say, 'Try it like this,' and she'll just do it. There's no ego, she just f**king delivers. She's a real one."
Original article by James Dinh at iHeartRadio