Faux Spears song 'Fed Up' hits Web
Over the past 24 hours, one of the hottest draws on YouTube and other Web sites has been a supposed sneak release from Britney Spears’ next album. The leaked song, titled “Fed Up,” which can be seen coupled with a video montage, sounds like Spears, complete with lyrics that seemingly reflect the pop star’s rocky relationship with ex-husband Kevin Federline.
Since “Fed Up” was posted on You Tube Wednesday, the clip has received more than half a million hits. By Thursday, the song was getting radio play and ring tones were available for download.
As fans praised the song and radio jocks debated the track’s authenticity, one problem remained — it wasn’t her. “Fed Up,” in fact, was penned in two days by Gotham-based songwriter/musicians Adam and Jesse Blockton and sung by Amy Miles.
“We wrote it a month ago and based on the Britney’s separation with Federline with the intention that she might pick it up,” said Adam Blockton, former frontman for the Gotham rock outfit Motherboard. “Now it’s already out there and whoever leaked it is giving the impression that it’s her singing. And people believe that it’s her.”
Blockton has no idea how it ended on You Tube. According to him, a handful of demos, which included five tracks recorded over a two-week period, were passed among friends, one of which was informally submitted with Jive Records, Spears’ label.
“It’s not Britney’s vocal and it’s not a song on her forthcoming album,” said Jive Records publicist Gina Orr in an email. Orr said she first heard the track after several calls from the media and was not aware if the label had received the demo prior to its You Tube craze.
Spears is currently in the studio working on her album, which is slated for a late 2007 release.
“The fans like it,” Blockton said. “We wanted to get it to her. But not like this.”