“Criminal” is a song from Britney Spears’ seventh studio album, Femme Fatale. The radio mix of the song was released as the fourth single from the album. ”Criminal” was written and produced by Max Martin and Shellback produced, written with the addition of Tiffany Amber. After Spears has heard the song, he felt that it was different and different from anything they had ever heard before. You publish an excerpt online March 2, 2011, before the release of the album. ”Criminal” was chosen as a single poll on their Facebook page, because Spears has explained that it was a way to return to their fans. The artwork for the single was published on 14 September 2011.
“Criminal” is a guitar-driven mid-tempo song that contains a popular style of flute melody. And ‘considered to be the only ballad Femme Fatale, and is less aggressive than the other songs on the album. ”Criminal” is influenced by the works of ABBA and Madonna. In the song, Spears sings about love with a bad boy and outlaws, and begged her mother not to worry about their relationship. ”Criminal” has received positive critical assessment, with reviewers praising its organic feel and refreshing compared to the rest of the album. Mapped after the release of Femme Fatale, the song on South Korea International Graphics. ”Criminal” has drawn in large markets such as Canada, France, Sweden, Switzerland and the United States.
The accompanying music video for the song was filmed in Stoke Newington, London. It features Spears as a woman of high society and follows their relationship with a criminal, played by her real life boyfriend Jason Trawick. Prior to the release, officials inLondon criticized Spears for shooting situations with a gun replica and glorify violence. The video received positive comments from critics, with some called the best video of Femme Fatale. The auditors also noted the similarities between the history and themes of the video and Privacy Spears.