Britney Spears’s new single called Swimming in the Stars was recently released only hours after the judge declined to suspend Britney’s father’s control of her estate.
Britney’s father, Jamie, took on the role as her conservator in 2008 following the Hit me baby one more time singer’s highly-publicised personal troubles the years before.
The Associated Press revealed that Britney's court-appointed lawyer, Samuel D. Ingham III, confirmed at a hearing last week that; "My client has informed me that she is afraid of her father. She will not perform again if her father is in charge of her career. We are really at a crossroads."
However, Jamie’s lawyer argued in court that he has always had his daughter's best interests at heart. After the appeal, the judge approved for corporate fiduciary, the Bessemer Trust, to continue to serve as co-conservator over the singer’s estate.
This comes after the growing, fan-led #FreeBritney movement, where Britney supporters spoke out demanding that the 38-year-old is given back control of her personal and professional affairs.
The Swimming in the Stars track, which was a previously unreleased song from the Glory era, is available to the public on vinyl through Urban Outfitters.
Urban Outfitters announced the release of the song on their social media pages, and a rep for the store said on Instagram: "It's S11NGLES day: head to the link in bio to shop 11 limited edition vinyl singles from 11 artists, exclusively for Urban Outfitters!"
Billboard also confirmed that Swimming In the Stars will be released to streaming and digital in two weeks time.
However, several of the singer’s fans have been standing up for her after the release of the new single. One fan responded to Urban Outfitters' announcement on Insta, and said "you are supporting the brand and not Britney Spears, the person who has been in a long-standing conservatorship."
Another Britney fan also fired back at Urban Outfitters by commenting; "Y'all are really going to charge $17 for a UO vinyl exclusive of an unreleased track from perhaps the Glory Era, in the midst of Ms. Britney Spears ongoing legal battle for her rights, the day after she receives unfortunate news that her father will remain her conservator until the next hearing. Bad timing and in poor taste."