Britney Spears' New Song "Swimming in the Stars" Is the Ultimate Birthday Gift for Fans

Britney Spears celebrated her 39th birthday with a gift to fans: a previously unreleased song called "Swimming in the Stars." Keep scrolling to listen yourself!

By Samantha Schnurr Dec 02, 2020 9:19 PMTags
Watch: Happy Birthday, Britney Spears: E! News Rewind

2020 wasn't all bad...thanks to Britney Spears

Just in time for her 39th birthday on Tuesday, Dec. 2, the pop icon gave fans an unexpected gift when she released a previously unheard track, "Swimming in the Stars." The song, which is quintessentially Britney, was originally recorded for her ninth and most recent 2016 album, Glory. However, as fans know, the single didn't ultimately make the cut for the track list. 

Now, the song has remerged as its own vinyl through Urban Outfitters. "The never-before-released single from Britney Spears, Swimming in the Stars is available exclusively at Urban Outfitters pressed to black vinyl," the online store advertises. "A must for all devotees in the Britney Army." If the $16.98 limited LP is on fans' holiday gift lists, a heads up: It's backordered until Jan. 15, 2021. 

Fortunately, after four years of waiting for new music, Brit's admirers can listen to it on repeat online right now, much like "Mood Ring," a bonus track on Glory that was finally released widely in May. 

photos
Britney Spears' Major Moments in the Year 2000

Hilary Duff's husband Matthew Koma, who co-produced and co-wrote the song all those years ago, is thrilled his work is finally seeing the light of day. 

"Made a song with @britneyspears and it's out today," he announced on Instagram. "14 year old me watching the girls at Sports Night dance to Baby One More Time with @james_del is pumped.

Spears commented, "Thank you so much for everything."

We bet fans are saying the same thing to the birthday girl. To hear the song for yourself, just hit play above!

Watch Daily Pop weekdays at 11 a.m., only on E!