A Dev Hynes Britney Demo Is Artsy Fartsy

A Dev Hynes-produced demo for Britney Spears leaked.

The untitled song made the rounds on Exhale a few months ago, but is getting some attention now after the hype from the “Spell” demo posted over the weekend.

Dev did his damnedest to land a track on “Britney Jean,” but was rejected. He said it was because Team Britney was scared the songs wouldn’t sell.

I’m “actually so stoked about them – something I don’t say often,” Hynes tells The Guardian of the tracks. “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.”

Here’s one of his attempts. Can you imagine Britney singing this?

Hynes added he’s a big fan of hers… “maybe just a bit more than most 27-year-olds,” he continued. “She’s such a huge part of our growing up. And I’m just not sure whether Will.i.am or whoever really care about her.” I try not to get distracted by an internet vision of a fresh new spat: ‘Dev Hynes says Will.i.am doesn’t care about Britney.'”