Beyonce’s ‘1+1’ Was Originally The-Dream’s Demo, ‘Nothing But Love’
While The-Dream’s version is very similar to Beyonce’s track, his demo contains a little more instrumentation and backing vocals. Beyonce’s ‘1+1’ takes The-Dream’s demo and strips it down to the raw, emotional track that recently received a four-star review here at PopCrush. However, some of the vocal inflections between the two tracks are eerily alike.
As evidenced by Beyonce’s performance of ‘1+1’ on the season finale of ‘American Idol’ — as well as a clip of her practicing the tune before the show — the decision to pass the song onto the former Destiny’s Child singer seems to have already paid off for The-Dream. That’s not to say that he couldn’t have scored a huge hit with the tune himself, as his version is quite stunning in its own right.
Listen to The-Dream’s Demo of ‘Nothing But Love’
Listen to Beyonce’s ‘1+1′