Like any true Southern lady, Britney Spears understands the importance of writing her thank you notes by hand!
And on Friday, Oct. 25, the 31-year-old pop star did just that—posting a heartfelt letter of appreciation to her fans on her website (it's the thought that counts). She also graciously revealed the cover art for her upcoming Britney Jean album, which shows the mom of two looking playful and slightly sultry.
The "Perfume" singer kicked off her sweet note by saying she was "long overdue" for a real catch-up with her fans. "We're all so used to getting our thoughts out in 140 characters, but sometimes it's nice to take time to sit down and write something a little longer and more personal," she began.
"I am putting the finishing touches on my new album, Britney Jean over the next few days and I am so excited for you to hear it. I poured my heart and soul into this album and it's been an incredible journey," she continued. "I've learned a lot about myself, and as I am finishing, I am reminded of the incredible foundation that has supported me for the last 15 years. Thank you all for continuing to follow me on this journey and for allowing me to do what I love to do.
"I can't believe this is my eighth studio album and I know I keep telling you that it is my most personal record yet, but its true and I'm really proud of that.
"I have been through a lot in the past few years and it has really inspired me to dig deeper and write songs that I think everyone can relate to," she wrote. "Working with people like Sia, William Orbit, and of course Will.i.am has been an amazing experience. They have listened to all of my ideas and helped me bring them to life. There are a lot of really fun, upbeat dance songs, but it was important to me that I show my strength, and my attitude, and my vulnerability. Of course, I also have some surprises for you guys ;)
"I want to show you the different sides of Britney Spears," she concluded. "I am a performer. I am a Mom. I am funny. I am your friend! I am Britney Jean."
The new album comes out Dec. 2. Can't wait for the more Britney, bitch!