A countdown timer has appeared on pop star Britney Spears' website that is counting down the days, hours and seconds to 9.30am (ET) on 17th September. The words "All Eyes On Me" caption the timer, provoking speculation that this could be the name of a new single or her greatly anticipated eighth studio album since 2011's Femme Fatale.

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What Could 'All Eyes On Me' Be?

Britney has released material this year already, as part of other projects. She collaborated with Will.i.am on top 5 hit, 'Scream and Shout,' and sang the soundtrack 'Ooh La La' for The Smurfs 2 movie. According to Billboard, the 'Toxic' singer confirmed earlier this month that her new record would bear a heavy influence from Will.i.am and would have "a lot of guitar." The Black Eyed Peas singer and producer tweeted his excitement for Britney's new songs, writing "The song @britneyspears did with #williamORBIT is fabulous and out of this world... #THEbritneyARMYwillBEproud."

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Will Britney Drop A New Track On September 17th?

Speaking to Ryan Seacrest on his radio show, the 31 year-old spoke of the new direction that was being taken on Femme Fatale's successor: Will has a lot of really interesting different tracks that I've listened to that are really cool that I haven't actually written on yet, but there's a lot of guitar and I think people will be surprised with this album. It's going to be really different."

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What Could She Possibly Have Planned For Her Fans?

She teased her Twitter fans at the beginning of August by telling them to be patient and assuring them some new material was coming soon. "Patient kiddies! It's coming MUCH sooner than you think ;)."

If 'All Eyes On Me' isn't a song, what else could it be? Is she gearing up for another stunt and she wants a big crowd to watch her shave off her hair again? Is she planning on getting thousands of eye tattoos all over her body and she needs a countdown to psyche herself up for the pain?

Well it'll probably be something comparatively boring to our suggestions but whatever it is, with her timer shrouded in mystery, all eyes are surely on "our Britters" at the moment.