Demos That Did It Better

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Thanks to hackers and YouTube, pop fans are now able to listen to a slew of unfinished demo material that was probably never meant for public consumption.  It’s great (for us…not the artists).  Sometimes, a demo ends up being way more awesome than the finished product.  Sometimes, a demo never sees the light of day and it’s a massive injustice!  Check out a list of some of my favorite demos and unreleased jams after the jump. Continue reading

New Music: Lana Del Rey – “Young & Beautiful”

Stream Lana Del Rey's "Young & Beautiful"

“Young & Beautiful,” Lana Del Rey’s new song for “The Great Gatsby” soundtrack, has just leaked.  And it’s gorgeous.

I haven’t always been a fan of Lana’s mush-mouthed angst, but this song is epic in every sense of the word.  When Lana sings, “Will you still love me when I’m no longer young and beautiful? […] I know you will, I know you will, I know that you will,” you know she really means, “I hope that you will.”  Heartbreaking.  And yet, she still manages to work in a line about partying.  Bless her.

Stream “Young & Beautiful” via Tumblr or YouTube below and let me know what you think!