Friday, October 23, 2020

Jamie Lynn Spears Releases New Version of 'Follow Me', the Iconic Theme Song of 'Zoey 101'

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Follow me (Zoey 101) Lyric Video - Jamie Lynn Spears with Chantel Jeffries
The Legacy Continues: Welcome to Campus.

Nickelodeon alum Jamie Lynn Spears has released a brand new version of "Follow Me", the theme song of her hit Emmy-nominated Nickelodeon series, Zoey 101! The song can be listened to in the video above, as well as stream on platforms such as Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, Deezer, Google Play, Qobuz, and more.

Reimagined for old and new fans alike, the new “Follow Me,” produced by DJ Chantel Jeffries and Josh Cumbee, has an updated pop sound and slightly different lyrics that older fans will notice for its first-ever commercial release via 10:22 PM/Republic Records. The nostalgic piano keys immediately pull listeners into the electro-pop track that reassures Spears will always be our girl telling us to "forget all your fears and follow me."

Co-composed by Britney Spears herself, the OG theme serves as a time capsule for us all, but especially for the sisters. “My sister was like, ‘It can’t suck,’” Spears reminisced on making the song in a Nylon interview. “She would help me sing exactly how I want to sing because she knew I could sing, but I was so shy about it for some reason. My sister pulled together this song, and then she came in the studio with me and made sure I felt comfortable. But we never actually released a version of it.” Fans know. They’ve been clobbering together cuts to imagine a full version of the track since the series concluded.

"Finally! I can’t believe the time has come to be able to bring the Zoey 101 world back to life! The opportunity to collaborate with Chantel Jeffries on the modern-day version of the theme song, 'Follow Me,' while staying true to the original we all know and love was something I was so excited to be able to do," Spears said in a press statement. "It was incredible to reunite the original Zoey 101 cast with some of the biggest megastars and creators from this generation in the music video. Having the chance to merge both worlds and fanbases together highlights the direction of the future. For now, this is just a little taste of what’s to come. My only question is, 'Are You Ready?'"

The new version of "Follow Me" comes are Spears is looking to reboot the hit Nick show. One of the ideas pitched for the reboot/revival is that it stars Spears' real life daughter Maddie as a younger version of Zoey Brooks, the character Spears played in Zoey 101.

Although the Stingrays have long been out of school, Spears is declaring class is in session. The cast of Zoey 101 will also be hosting a reunion this October. Titled The Follow Me (Zoey 101) Experience - The Legacy Continues, the Zoey 101 virtual reunion will stream live globally on Sunday, October 25, 2020 at 10:00 AM PDT / 1:00 PM EDT, and, in addition to most of the original cast, it'll feature special appearances from Chantel Jeffries, JoJo Siwa, Dixie D’Amelio, Sofia Reyes, Noah Beck, Loren Gray, Harry Jowsey, Eva Gutowski, Gigi Gorgeous and more. For more information and tickets, visit

Fans will get a first look at the music video and other exclusive content during the livestream. Pacific Coast Academy alums Sean Flynn, Matthew Underwood, Chris Massey and Erin Sanders appear in the TikTok trailer.


THE LEGACY CONTINUES: the Follow Me (Zoey 101) See It First Experience- 10/25 link in bio for tickets! @itsjojosiwa @dixiedamelio @lorengray & more!

♬ original sound - Jamie Lynn Spears

"I grew up watching Zoey 101 and have always been a fan of Jamie Lynn Spears. When the opportunity presented itself to be a part of this iconic song it was a childhood dream of mine," Jeffries said in a statement. "Jamie Lynn and I wanted to keep some of the nostalgic elements of the original while adding some modern twists to bring this new version to life today. I’m so excited for everyone to finally hear and see what we’ve been working on and I hope everyone loves it as much as we do."

The cast previously reunited last year in an All That sketch that was aired earlier this summer, which also included Paul Butcher (Dustin Brooks) and Kristin Herrera (Dana Cruz). In the sketch, the cast hilariously faced off against the infamous 101-year-old, bacon-loving bodyguard Thelma Stump (also played by Spears).

The cast also reunited a few months prior to the All That reunion in July last year, without Spears, who was busy filming her Netflix show Sweet Magnolias at the time.

The original series followed Zoey and her friends at Pacific Coast Academy (PCA) in Malibu, California, and ran from 2005 to 2008.

The hit Nickelodeon classic also starred Matthew Underwood as Logan Reese, Austin Butler (James Garrett), Paul Butcher (Dustin Brooks), Erin Sanders (Quinn Pensky), Victoria Justice (Lola Martinez), Christopher Massey (Michael Barret), Alexa Nikolas (Nicole Bristow), and Kristin Herrera (Dana Cruz).

Not long after it wrapped its fourth season, Spears (then 16 years old) became pregnant with her first child, daughter Maddie Briann, with then-boyfriend Casey Aldridge. Spears gave birth to her second daughter, Ivey Joan Watson in 2018, with husband Jamie Watson.

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Originally published: Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 21:31 BST.

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