Britney Spears to make musical comeback with Elton John collaboration

The return to music for Britney Spears comes as she continues to battle her father, Jamie Spears, in court

Britney Spears will make her return to the music scene by collaborating with Elton John on a new song, it has been confirmed.

Although details of the project are limited, a spokesperson confirmed to PA news agency that the track will be titled Hold Me Closer, a new version of John’s 1971 single Tiny Dancer.

While rumours of a collaboration between the two high-profile artists have been reported over the past month, the first official confirmation came on Monday, when John posted an image of a rose and rocket emoji alongside the words “hold me closer”.

The return to music for Britney Spears comes as she continues to battle her father, Jamie Spears, in court over alleged misconduct during her conservatorship of nearly 14 years.

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Judge Brenda Penny, who previously ordered Jamie Spears to face questioning about alleged surveillance of the singer at her home, denied a motion by the father to require Britney Spears to attend court to face further questioning over the conservatorship.

The singer has this year mourned the loss of a “miracle baby” in early pregnancy and required legal assistance after her ex-husband Jason Alexander, gatecrashed her wedding to Sam Asghari in July. Alexander has since pleaded not guilty to charges of stalking, trespassing, battery and vandalism. – Guardian