The songs were uncovered -- along with a demo of Sky Ferreira's "Everything Is Embarrassing" -- by Twitter user @DougEwatts, who tweeted that he found them in a Britney forum.
Hynes seemed to confirm the veracity of the tracks by responding to @DougEwatts with a shrugging emoticon when the fan tweeted at the singer-songwriter, asking why the jams had been rejected from Britney Jean. Hynes then, apparently, deleted that tweet, simply saying:
The two songs are decidedly more Blood Orange-y that Britney-y, but we still can't help but wonder what Miss Spears would have done with the jams.
Hynes previously told The Guardian he was "actually so stoked about [the songs] -- something I don't say often." Still, Britney's team did not share his sentiments.
"They'd always come back with why they didn't like it and it wouldn't make any sense," he said. "I'd almost prefer them to say: 'We're scared we're not going to make any money so we're just going to use Will.i.am.' It's funny -- the people in charge of a lot of these artists … I don't want to say they're not real people, but it's not a fan sensibility. I feel like that's what makes the best music, when people are a fan of the person they're working with."
Hynes counts himself as a Britney fan, asserting, "She's such a huge part of our growing up."
Check out the goods below. We'll just close our eyes and picture Brit crooning...