Merry Britmas! Britney Spears Bonus Tracks & Demos Appear On Spotify
UPDATE: It was good while it lasted. The collection of Britney songs have been removed from Spotify.
It’s beginning to look a lot like Britmas. It’s been a while since Britney Spears blessed us with any new content. The Princess Of Pop opened up about taking a step back from the public eye on Instagram last month. “I hope y’all haven’t forgotten about me,” she started one of her iconic posts. “I’m taking this transition in my life to focus on what I really want … I’ve been working nonstop, well, since I was 8 years old in the business. Sometimes it’s good to stop and reflect.” It is without doubt a well-deserved break. However, there’s no denying that the B-Army is currently hungry for anything Brit related. And they’re in luck.
Over the weekend, a veritable treasure trove of Britney Spears bonus tracks, demos and tour mixes appeared on Spotify. That includes rare gems such as her Japan-exclusive Glory anthem “Mood Ring” and beloved collabs like her Pink and Beyoncé-assisted take on “We Will Rock You” for Pepsi. Speaking of Pepsi, there’s also a handful of jingles she recorded for the brand. That all appears amongst a sea of demos and leaked tracks that appeared online over the years. There’s a multitude of Blackout offerings in their raw forms as well as two demos of “Telephone.” One of them is a doctored version featuring vocals from Lady Gaga.
Other must-hears include a sublime performance of “Everytime” from Saturday Night Live, tour mixes of “Gimme More” and “Me Against The Music” and audio from her set at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards. And that’s barely scratching the surface. It’s worth noting that all of these tracks have existed in some form online over the years. However, this is the first time they’ve all made their way over to Spotify. Dive into the collection here.