Spoon Releases ‘Inside Out’ Demo


Spoon has shared a previously unreleased demo of the track “Inside Out.” The original version appears on the Austin rockers’ 2019 compilation Everything Hits At Once: The Best Of Spoon and on their 2014 album, They Want My Soul.

The early demo of “Inside Out” is the first in a series of Spoon rarities and B-sides to hit streaming platforms. Here’s what frontman Britt Daniel had to say about “Inside Out”:

I wrote that on piano. It was just the chords and a melody, and I remember singing it for my girlfriend and at the time and she was not impressed. I was like “Are you kidding me? I know this is fucking great!” And then it kind of just existed as this piano vocal song for a long time. I knew something was good about it but we were making They Want My Soul and I didn’t want to have just a vocal and piano song on there, it felt we had done that too much already. So we put a beat to it that was sort of stolen from this Dr. Dre song. Then we used that kick-snare pattern and Alex [Fischel, keyboards and guitar] came up with the idea of a harp sound on a keyboard. Then it sounded like something we’d never done before.

Listen to the demo below:


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