November 26th, 2013
02:48 PM ET
Britney Spears is feeling the love, and it's apparently putting her in the mood to share.
The singer's upcoming album, "Britney Jean," is streaming in full on iTunes a week ahead of its December 3 release.
So far, it seems that the record is getting a positive reaction from fans, although MTV warns that it might be more upbeat than you're anticipating.
Spears has described "Britney Jean" as a more intimate, personal album, and it may very well be - but it's also just as danceable as anything she's put out in the past.
"Most of the tracks sound like a wild night out, but it's when you dig under all the reverb and EDM beats that you hear that Britney Jean really is coming from her heart - one beating at 500 miles an hour," reviews MTV.
USA Today gives the disc three out of four stars, saying that "Britney Jean" presents Spears "as a cool but accessible dance-pop diva, (one) willing to dangle the occasional profanity to keep us alert but ultimately more into the groove than anything else."
After hitting a snag, Spears' love life has found a new groove too.
The 31-year-old broke off her engagement with prior beau Jason Trawick at the beginning of the year, and as 2013 draws to a close the mom of two says she's found romance again with boyfriend David Lucado.
"I'm in love," the star told "Entertainment Tonight." "I like the fact that he's very stubborn and he's stuck in his ways. He's just a simple man. I adore him. He's really funny and he's really passionate. I love the fact that anything he's involved in he's passionate about and it's contagious."
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