Beyoncé '4' Track By Track Review
The-Dream, the guitar heavy ballad exposes a more vulnerable side to Bey as she pleads "make love to me". A classic stripped-back slow jam from the diva.
Kanye West, Knowles and Consequence, Beyoncé picks up the pace on this dance-floor filler, which is reminiscent of the music she was making withDestiny's Child back in the nineties...but of course, with thatOutKast star, Andre 3000, this track is bound to be a monster hit. Oh, and Kanye even lends his vocals for a quick verse. A stand out tune on the album.
I Was Here
Penned by Diane Warren and produced by One Republic's Ryan Tedder, Bey gets all reflective on us with this track, as it's about leaving a legacy. With it's simple backing music, the song really shows off Knowles' flawless and beautiful voice, singing lyrics like "I was here and will never be forgotten". A standout song on the album, we wont be forgetting Queen B in a hurry.
Run The World (Girls)
The first single to be taken from 4, Beyoncé explores a mixture of musical genres on this experimental track. Using a sample from Major Lazer's Pon de Floor, with the likes of The-Dream, Switch and Diplo playing a part in it's production. It's explosive beats and chanting chorus are bound to go down well at Glasto, although after listening to the whole album, we feel Queen B has so much more to offer.
By Joanne Dorken