By Courtney E. Smith
The world has been captivated by Beyoncé and Jay Z performing “Drunk In Love” live, first on the GRAMMYs and followed the week later by a Super Bowl party performance that went viral. Now the song we can’t get enough of lands a 7-minute remix.
This lovingly long rethink of the hit single comes from Detail, one of the track’s main writers and producers. Detail has previously said his post-production process was rushed more than he’d like, due to the nature of the surprise Beyoncé album release, but now that he’s had some time to play around he came up with this epic take on “Drunk In Love” that’s worth a listen for any member of the Beyhive. There are amplified handclaps, a more etheral/haunting vocal overlay on the second verse, strings (!) in an arrangement that completely changes the way the whole “surfboardt” section rolls out.
In other Beyoncé news (as if we needed more), “Partition” gets a jump on the Billboard’s Streaming Songs charts, according to Billboard, because the Internet’s all about some user generated, choreographed videos for the song. Check out one take on the phenomenon from French choreographer Yanis Marshall. Because everyone likes to watch a dude dance in heels.