Britney Spears Sounds Really Happy, Even If Her New Album is Inspired By a 'Huge Breakup'

(Getty Images)Britney Spears called in to On Air with Ryan Seacrest on Friday morning to discuss her Las Vegas residency and her upcoming album. The performer sounded happier and more engaged than she had in years, laughing at Ryan's jokes and even making a couple of her own — a relief, considering that she's told a couple of different interviewers that her upcoming album is by far her "most personal," with inspiration coming from her recent breakup with Jason Trawick.

"After having a huge breakup this year, I had a lot to say in the studio so it was nice to have a therapy [like songwriting] and to be able to share that with my fans ... so it's a real personal album."

Britney says she's not worried about having to relive the pain every time she performs these new songs, either: "Usually the stuff that really comes from the heart is usually the best stuff and has the best beat and really kind of helps you get over the breakup really easy 'cause you sing about it and have to think about it every night. But then you're like, 'It's okay! I'm performing now so it's totally fine.'"

Listen to Britney's interview below. Isn't it nice to hear her live on the air again?

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