BRITNEY SPEARS has never been a shrinking violet and her latest album Circus takes her bravado to startling new heights.

I’m the only journalist on the planet to have heard the pop princess’s latest offering — and one track in particular left me stunned.

The title If You Seek Amy, seems innocuous enough, but it has an entirely different meaning.

It goes: “All the boys and all the girls want to if you seek Amy”. That clearly doesn’t make much sense.
What you hear, though, is the quite shocking statement: “All the boys and all the girls want to f*** me.”

I can’t see LEONA LEWIS releasing anything like that in the future.
It’s a great track. A stomping robo pop number with clattering kettle drums and Brit being quite frank about the opinion she holds of herself.

Kill The Lights focuses on the star’s relationship with the paparazzi, the lights referring to flash bulbs. It’s a brilliant disco banger with an elastic bass line and plenty of spooky keyboard work.

During Kill The Lights Brit addresses her camera-toting tormentors with the brilliant line: “Is that money in your pocket or are you just pleased to see me?”

The collection’s title track sees Brit morphing ever closer to MADONNA. Circus has more than a passing resemblance to the industrial hip-hop-powered tracks on Hard Candy.

Her marriage meltdown is tackled on Out From Under and Brit seems mighty relieved to be shot of KEVIN FEDERLINE.

She sings: “We tried everything we could try so let’s just say goodbye forever.”

It’s a stirring break-up ballad up there with the best.
Circus is out on the star’s 27th birthday on December 2.