Producer Danja revealed two unreleased demos for Britney Spears. Both were informed by the first time he worked with her, on her fifth album Blackout.
Danja says that initially for 2008′s Circus, he aimed for a “raw, edgy, rock vibe” but, after it wasn’t received well, instead went “all the way urban” as he did for Blackout. The resulting demo kicks off with ominous fanfare, as an mid-career T.I. track might have, but then allows room for pleading lyrics: “Boy, why won’t you follow?” (Spears doesn’t sing here, so fans have to imagine how she’d interpret it all.)
His next demo, for Britney Jean, is even better. “I thought we were going do a Blackout 2, so I felt like this was Blackout 2,” he says. It’s as uptempo and energetic as promised, although with its thumping beat, canned-orchestra flourishes and piercing fire-alarm synths, it also feels like “Kill the Lights” – also a Danja production – with even more drama.
Hear Danja’s demos, plus a “Hot as Ice” remix after the jump.