By Kevin Rutherford
Beyonce‘s recent self-titled album would have been much different had it not been for the guiding hand of Jordy Asher, aka Boots, who assisted in production and writing of multiple tracks on the record.
Now, Bey is returning the favor by appearing on one of Boots’ own releases.
“Dreams”, dropped today (April 22), features background vocals from the singer before she appears toward its midsection. “I’ve been dreaming of you,” she repeats in a singsong voice over the tune’s minimalist production, which features little more than distant piano and a slow, driving beat.
That repeated line is a motif in the song; Boots himself also croons the line over and over in between silky smooth vocals on the verses.
“I feel that protecting women from these horrible and unthinkable acts should take precedence in our society,” Asher noted in a Facebook post. “I feel passionate about this because if more women knew that safe places existed from the turmoil they experience, it could possibly prevent these situations from occurring or reoccurring.
“Every cent made from this song will go directly to Day One.”
The mixtape, WinterSpringSummerFall, also features Sia, Shlohmo, Jeremih and Son Lux. A release date has not yet been confirmed.