Queen Bey is back and I’m glad. Some people are all like, “What the heck is this new weird, not that Beyonce sounding song?” But honestly on third listen I am super into it.
Coworker Aaron and I have come to two conclusions. We don’t love the crowd noise in the background, but we agree that it was most likely due to the producer.
Personally, I don’t really love the cutesy backup voice that says “why of course” and other annoying valley girl sounding lines. I guess it helps make the fact that the song is incredibly conceited a little more light hearted, but I’m totally a bigger fan of being confident and in charge than trivializing it with this annoying dumby girl voice. Again, probably the producer.
Coworker Aaron also cites a little bit of an Michael Jackson/Prince vibe versus Beyonce’s normal fast-paced syncopated style.
Beyonce is definitely trying to get back to a bit more of a tribal sound and I support it.
Verdict: INTO IT. OVER YOU HATERS. I DO WHATEVAH I WANT.
I tweeted the link last night but it was removed so here’s a video that currently has the full video until it probably gets removed.