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: Selena Gomez – “Sad Serenade” & “Save the Day”

 

Selena Gomez’s new album, “Stars Dance” doesn’t come out until July 23rd, but two songs from the project hit the net this week: “Sad Serenade” and the demo for upcoming album track “Save the Day.”

“Sad Serenade,” which didn’t make the final cut for “Stars Dance,” is cute, but it doesn’t fit with the more mature, sexy image that Selena has been trying (and mostly succeeding) to portray this era.  Check out “Sad Serenade” via YouTube above.

“Save the Day,” on the other hand, is a global smash waiting to happen.  The demo, sung by singer-songwriter Livvi Franc (of “Now I’m That Bitch” fame), is full of energy and hummable hooks.  It would be a strong follow-up to lead single “Come & Get It.” Check out the demo for “Save the Day” via YouTube below.