Do you feel that? Feel it on your fingertips? It’s rain! Not actual rain, though — a pair of unreleased session takes from what is arguably Queen Of Everything Madonna‘s most immaculate record ever (aside from The Immaculate Collection, of course), Erotica, just dropped from the sky. While the new-but-actually-very-very-old demos from the Erotica sessions, crafted alongside Shep Pettibone and Tony Shimkin, both appeared in bits and pieces on the fanmade Rain Tapes, these songs have taken over 22 years (!) to surface in full. That’s right: They’re both older than Ariana Grande. The first, “You Are The One,” plays like the eager younger cousin to Erotica‘s “Deeper And Deeper” and, truly, sounds like a lost club classic in the making. “You are the one (are the one!)/Make me feel our love is alive/You are the one (are the one!)/Make me feel these feelings inside.” It’s M at her most enraptured, complimented by some oh-so-very-’90’s record scratches and club beats. In fact, it’s so vintage, this sound is already back in vogue (REFERENCE). Then there’s “Shame,” a self-empowerment anthem hot off the heels of “Express Yourself” — and an early LGBT anthem that never was. “It’s a shame/The way you live your life is a shame,” Madonna laments on repeat. “Hold on to your heart, you can make a brand new start/Just believe in your dreams, make yourself feel love and be happy!” While both tracks never went beyond the demo stage (a shame indeed!), that unmistakable Erotica-era gritty magic is still very much embedded in their DNA. Dita says…enjoy. Share this Muusing:TwitterTumblrFacebookGooglePinterestEmailPrintMoreStumbleUponRedditLinkedIn Yonez Balonez The first 12 seconds of “You Are The One” are so dark and sexual I just can’t take it!! She worked with phenomenal producers on Erotica. Madonna has such a massive unreleased/demo catalog, it’s unreal. Some incredible unreleased tracks from the Ray of Light era that were discarded by M are “Revenge” and “Gone Gone Gone” (both on youtube). She even has a whole Wiki page dedicated to her unreleased tracks! Seb Erotica is timeless. When songs on that album are good, they’re good. When some are bad, they’re still pretty good. These make no exception, The Rain Tapes are pretty amazing, especially the Thief of Hearts demo. Pingback: A couple of demos recorded for Madonna's 'Erotica' album are now online - Popjustice Pingback: A couple of demos recorded for Madonna’s ‘Erotica’ album are now online - Tshirts for women tops for women girls tshirts Pingback: Madonna’s ‘Erotica’-Era Demos “Shame” and “You Are The One” Leak: Listen To Both | Music News, Reviews, and Gossip on Idolator.com Pingback: Madonna’s ‘Erotica’-Era Demos “Shame” and “You Are The One” Leak: Listen To Both | EHAds.com Pingback: A couple of demos recorded for Madonna’s ‘Erotica’ album are now online | iBeliebers.com http://plakatyfilmowe.blogspot.com/ Mierzwiak “That’s right: They’re both older than Ariana Grande.” Who? Emil Sulaiman Love it! But you missed the “(M)DNA” REFERENCE at the end hahaha! Teo Roque Bow to Erotica Fluo I love the slightly nasal voice she had in that era. Now we want the André Betts demos. Mani Mrozowicz Listening to those made me realize how bad music really is today. I can’t find full The Rain Tapes anywhere though :( JT No, no, no. There’s a reason these songs didn’t make the album. Guess what it is? They’re not very good.