Britney Spears fans upset as Sir Elton John duet 'Hold Me Closer' leaks online

Fans of Britney Spears have expressed their annoyance about the highly anticipated return song's online leak prior to its release

On Thursday night, the song Hold Me Closer, a duet with Sir Elton John, went viral on social media

It's Spears' first new song in six years, a cover of Sir Elton's 1971 single Tiny Dancer

It also represents her first production following her release from a contentious conservatorship, which for 13 years governed the majority of her life

When Sir Elton announced the collaboration earlier this month, her followers were ecstatic

However, her devoted audience is reportedly incensed and has called the leak "disrespectful."

Fans have tried to persuade people not to listen until an official release date has been announced, but this has not yet been done.