Hear Blood Orange AKA Dev Hynes' rejected Britney Spears demos

Devonté Hynes has shared a pair of demos originally recorded for Britney Spears.

The Blood Orange singer has penned hit songs for the likes of Sky Ferreira and Solange and was brought in to work on Spears’ ill-fated eighth studio album Britney Jean. Hynes’ contributions to the album were ultimately rejected.

Speaking to the Guardian last year, Hynes said of the demos that he was “actually so stoked about them – 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.”

Today the genre-blending artist shared two of the rejected recordings as well as a previously unheard demo of Sky Ferreira’s ‘Everything Is Embarrassing’. Stream all three tracks below.


[via Billboard]



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