Britney Spears recorded some dark tracks in the making of 2013’s “Britney Jean.” They didn’t make the album’s final cut, but now they’ve hit the Internet.
Indie-pop producer Dev Hynes, who’s worked with Florence + the Machine and Solange Knowles, told The Guardian that he was “actually so stoked about [the songs] — something I don’t say often. But they’d always come back with why they didn’t like it and it wouldn’t make any sense. I’d almost prefer them to say: ‘We’re scared we’re not going to make any money, so we’re just going to use Will.i.am.’ It’s funny — the people in charge of a lot of these artists … I don’t want to say they’re not real people, but it’s not a fan sensibility. I feel like that’s what makes the best music, when people are a fan of the person they’re working with.”
Stream both untitled demos: