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Well, this one never came out, even though it came out, you know... This song is dope.

Kendall Schmidt about "Featuring You", during a 2017 Facebook livestream[1]

"Featuring You" is an unreleased demo recorded by Kendall Schmidt and Logan Henderson, for Big Time Rush. The pair co-wrote the track with producers Damon Sharpe and Jeremy Skaller, for their third studio album, 24/seven, in November 2012.[2] The track was leaked onto the Internet in January 2013, leading to denunciation from the band. While the song did not make the final track listing for 24/seven, the band members have spoken positively of the song, mentioning and playing it during livestreams and other informal settings.

Background[]

Big Time Rush recorded over 75 songs for their third album, 24/seven, at least 50 of which they co-wrote themselves.[3] The bulk of the sessions took place between November and December 2012, when the band "flew in" many songwriters and producers, most of which they had collaborated with on previous albums.[4][5] Among them were producers Damon Sharpe and Jeremy Skaller, with whom Schmidt and Henderson also wrote the album track "24/seven".

In January 2013, the song was leaked onto the Internet, prompting a response from Logan Henderson, who tweeted "Hate to see the hard work I've spent at the studio making new music get leaked....sucks when people steal stuff".[6] The leaked demo, titled "btr_featuring_you-ofm_demo_mix-3.mp3", appears to have been produced by Orange Factory Music.[citation needed] Schmidt "raps" on the bridge of the track.[7] The song was partly played by Schmidt during a 2017 episode of his livestream and podcast series, Koffee Time with Kendall,[1] and by BTR during a 2022 TikTok live.[8]

Lyrics[]

My heart had a bunch of beats
But none of 'em seemed to work for me
I can't find the point to sing
When everything seems so out of key
I was looking for a melody
You walked right in and took the lead
I didn't know what to say
'Cause everything sounds so differently
Now my heart goes boom-boom-boom
It's like a million notes a minute and I don't know how you did it
Yeah, my heart goes boom-boom-boom
So let's put our song on replay

Chorus:
You and me together make a number-one record
Girl, you know the only song that I want to do
Is featuring you
We can be the lyrics, it's like I already hear it
Girl, you know the only song that I want to do
Is featuring you
Woo woo, woo woo
Woo woo, woo woo
Woo woo, woo woo
Woo, woo

Now you're stuck inside my head
Like the hit on the radio I can't forget
Now my life's got a new soundtrack
When I sing it for you, you sing right back
No solo, we duet
And I'm never going back to the way it was
And I know that we just met
But it all sounds better with the two of us, yeah
Now my heart goes boom-boom-boom
It's like a million notes a minute and I don't know how you did it
Yeah, my heart goes boom-boom-boom
So let's put our song on replay

Chorus

Hey baby, you're my number one feature
I have to write a song about ya every time I see ya
I can be the melody, you-you can be the lyrics
Make 'em want to throw their hands up everytime they hear it, 'cause

Chorus

(The only thing I want to hear right now)
Is featuring you
(Write a song about ya)
Is featuring you

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "#KoffeeTimeWithKendall 3/24/17" on Facebook (Timestamp 25:39). Retrieved May 17, 2023.
  2. Sharpe, Damon [@damonsharpe] (November 13, 2012). "With the homies @kendizzzzle @1loganhenderson @jremyofm and pac man!". Retrieved May 16, 2023.
  3. "Big Time Rush- Huff Post 3-12-13" on YouTube (Timestamp 9:55). Retrieved May 17, 2023.
  4. Smyers, Darryl (July 13, 2012). "Kendall Schmidt of Big Time Rush: "Having Four Guys in the Band is Going to Bring Out the Teenage Girls"". Dallas Observer. Retrieved May 17, 2023.
  5. "BIG TIME RUSH DISCUSS NEXT POSSIBLE SINGLE #Plop" on YouTube (Timestamp 2:24). Retrieved May 17, 2023.
  6. Henderson, Logan [@1LoganHenderson] (January 13, 2013). "Hate to see the hard work I've spent at the studio making new music get leaked....sucks when people steal stuff". Retrieved May 16, 2023.
  7. "Big Time Rush Talks New Music! | Cambio" on YouTube (Timestamp 0:52). Retrieved May 16, 2023.
  8. "BTR Tik Tok live - 04/28/22" on YouTube (Timestamp 14:47). Retrieved May 16, 2023.
v · d · e Unreleased songs by Big Time Rush
Discography · Songs (Unreleased) · Covers
BTR (2010) "Have a Good Time" · "So What" · "Intermission"
Elevate (2011) "Cruise Control" · "Anything Goes" · "Worldwide" (Spanish vocal) · "We Are the Night" · "Impossible" · "Anything" · "I Don't Want to Wait" · "She Drives" · "Wherever You Are" · "Words Mean Nothing" · "Young Love"
24/seven (2013) "Midnight Somewhere" · "First Time" · "Featuring You" · "Next Step" · "My Song for You" · "Do It All Again" · "Rich Girl" · "Everyday Girl" · "Tip of Your Tongue" · "Unarmed" · "3 2 1" · "Don't Stop" · "Music Surf"
Untitled Spanglish EP (2022) "Buena" · "Casi Boom Boom"
Miscellaneous "It Is What It Is" · "Redlight, Greenlight" · "Right Now" · "Stars Align" · "Tonight Is a Fairytale" · "Welcome to Hollywood" · "What It Feels Like" · "You're Not the Same"
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