Britney Spears’ album Femme Fatale is a saucy but dark LP that has everything to do with club and dance music. One of the less talked about songs, which holds the essence of the whole album in it is the fiery self explanatory song ‘Gasoline,’- a Claude Kelly written song. According to Kelly, he wrote this song while focusing on the sexiest moments of Britney’s career.
Talking in an interview with MTV, Kelly said that when he was writing the song, the theme he wanted to emulate was that of the one displayed in previous Britney songs such as ‘Toxic,’ ‘Slave 4 U’ and ‘Boys.’ he said that Britney in the physically hot club with guys around her is a very popular theme and he thought that revisiting it once more would be a lot of fun. He said that even though some may think that Britney would not have been able to recreate the kind of ‘man-eater’ persona that she was once known for in her raunchy songs, she actually pulled it off without breaking a sweat, proving that she still has what it takes to do whatever she wants.
Kelly has also worked with the Oops I Did It Again-singer in the past, with his title song for her last album Circus being the highlight of his career, but in Femme Fatale he wanted to crank it up a notch and he think it is exactly what Team-Britney has done. He said that Britney sounds fresh and different in the song he made for her, which was actually recorded in the absence of Kelly in a Los Angeles studio. Kelly was busy working on other side projects at that time.
The songwriter recalled that Britney told her she wants the record to sound and look edgy again, and that made her think what should he do to give Britney that factor which she was demanding of him. So he ventured into her previous dark albums like Blackout, and combined its murkiness with her sexual magnetism and manufactured ‘Gasoline.’
He added that the song is a mixture of sexiness, dark theme and a bit of Blackout-like mysteriousness, in addition to a hint of semi playful flavor in the background. Kelly thinks that through this song, he has been able to project exactly what Britney is feeling right now.
One thing he assured is that the party will keep on going until Femme Fatale is being played, and he believes that would be the part most appreciated by the fans. It’s a common knowledge that Britney loves to dance and Kelly thinks that the album was made solely so that the feel good factor and the dancing girl hidden inside Britney could be unleashed.
Britney Spears Gasoline