Britney Spears’ and Giorgio Moroder’s remake of the Suzanne Vega classic, “Tom’s Diner”, was leaked on the internet earlier in the week.
The Britney Spears collaboration for Moroder’s first album in over 30 years, Deja Vu, was immediately a huge hit.
The album, which is full of superstar collaborators, was not set to release until June, but eager listeners got a great sneak peak in Britney Spears’ rendition of “Tom’s Diner”.
The leak left many surprised at the song and wondering just who’s idea it was for Britney Spears to cover Suzanne Vega’s hit.
Turns out it was Britney Spears, herself.
According to Giorgio Moroder, she approached him about the remake.
The famous 74-year-old producing legend said, “She wanted to redo ‘Tom’s Diner’ — that was something she wanted to do — and she asked me if I was interested in producing it and having it on my album, and I loved the idea.”
He said of Britney Spears, “She must have liked the original voice of Suzanne Vega.”
Of course she did, and what’s not to like? Britney Spears herself has a very similar sound to that of the great Suzanne Vega.
Moroder loves Britney Spears’ sound on this song. He says it’s very natural.
He said, “I listened a lot to her latest songs, which were all a little… the voice was a little mechanical, too many effects on some,while on this one, she’s basically without.”
He added, “A little delay, but no effects, no nothing, so it sounds really natural. I don’t think you could say immediately, ‘Oh, this is Britney,’ because she sounds so good on this song.”
Britney Spears isn’t the only huge name to lend her voice talent for Moroder’s album.
Also on tap are Sia and Kylie Minogue.
What do you think about Britney Spears’ collaboration with Giorgio Moroder?