Song stem leaks are a strange new phenomenon in today’s (you drive me) crazy world of pop.
For those unfamiliar with the term, stems are the lil’ bits and pieces that make up a full song–from the raw main melodies, to the nearly unheard backing vocals, to the tiniest electro-blips below the main beat.
Yesterday, a handful of stems from some of Brit Brit‘s signature tracks–from “…Baby One More Time” to “Gimme More” to “Womanizer” to “Scary” were uploaded all on one SoundCloud. For fellow Britnuts, this is a rare treat behind the scenes (and into the studio) of some of B’s most beloved cuts.
On the “Toxic” stem, we hear Britney repeatedly trying out the first verse, ever-so-slightly changing the enunciation each time. “Gimme More” gives us some o’ dat breathy deliciousness (“MOAH!!!”), along with a taste of Miss Keri Baby‘s background vocals. “Don’t Keep Me Waiting” finds Britishney out in full force (“coldah than the freezuh”), while “Scary” gives us some strong, unfiltered lead vocals. It all sounds amazing!
Sure, it’s not new music per se–just another way to rediscover some of the Holy Spearit’s greatest offerings.
2011: YEAR OF THE SPEARS.