Yesterday I posted a link to a demo track that was supposedly of Britney Spears singing the song Telephone, which was eventually shelved so that Lady Gaga could record and release the song herself. Because Britney‘s record company denied the validity of the track, I didn’t feel it was necessary to post the song myself if it was, indeed, a fake. BUT, record producer Rodney Darkchild Jerkins has gone on the record on his official Twitter profile to confirm that the demo is of Britney Spears singing (tho, he clarifies that it was not him who leaked the demo):
Just listened and yes its the demo, not a mixed version. I will not leak a mixed version. I am respecting Britney and Jive wishes. Thx, Rj
Additionally, so as to capitalize on the hype of this newly leaked demo track that he had *nothing to do with*, Darkchild orchestrated a hastily put together “press conference” on Ustream yesterday to, once again, confirm the validity of the demo track and to tease about his involvement with Britney‘s new album (rumored to be “70% recorded” and supposedly to be released this October). This is what he had to say about working on her new album:
The hitmaker said that the leaked version was the first demo they did for the song and was completely unmixed and unmastered, and then went on to insist that he wasn’t behind the leak and wouldn’t be leaking the final version. Now moving on from that old Circus B-side and onto the good stuff, Darkchild also spoke about Britney’s upcoming seventh studio album spilling some exciting details about the secretive project.
“[Britney's manager] Larry Rudolph came to my house and we had an incredible conversation about Britney’s new album. We talked about the direction of her album, he gave me some insight into the direction and he wants me to work on stuff… So with that said, “Telephone” did what it had to do and we’re very pleased with the results, but now I’m about to put 200% of my focus into writing a new smash for Britney’s new album … An international smash … I think the fans deserve it, I think Britney deserves it and I can’t wait to get back into the studio with Britney. I’m about to go crazy on making something that’s so crazy. Since the conversation with Larry Rudolph I’ve studied some stuff from her last album and the Blackout album, and that was great stuff but I’m gonna bring something a little bit greater. I’m gonna give it my all to deliver something that’s crazy, crazy amazing for Britney. The conversation with Larry went great, I know exactly what the direction is and I’m gonna kill it! I’m gonna create the most incredible, unbelievable track that you could ever think of to hit the planet earth, the galaxy, around the world, all of that [laughs], for Britney Spears!”
I suppose you can make of all of this what you will … at least now we know that the Telephone demo track making the rounds of a heavily autotuned Britney Spears is the real deal. Missed hearing the track? Wanna hear it again? Listen in full after the jump …
In all honesty, I’m not a fan of the song itself and I do think this ghastly electronic demo is subpar but it is a demo and that’s to be expected. In the end, the song was not destined for Britney … which I think is a good thing :) I’m encouraged about all this talk of the next Britney Spears album, tho. It will be very exciting to hear what her new material will sound like. Thoughts on any of this? Impressed, not impressed, bored?