Beyoncé. Queen Bey. Mrs. Carter. THE original Naughty Girl is back—and she’s collaborating with a misbehaving male counterpart: Naughty Boy.
If you don’t know the British producer by name, you’ve definitely jammed out to his work, namely Sam Smith’s electric “La La La,” or, at the very least, heard of his feud with former collaborator/One Direction member Zayn Malik. But any leftover anonymity will soon be gone now that he’s nabbed Bey for his new track “Runnin’ (Lose It All)” featuring her supple pipes, as well as chilling vocals from relative unknown Arrow Benjamin. The pair provides a stunning duet married with deep club-thumping, yet evocative instrumentals that mark a kind of departure for Bey. And we’re not mad.
But for those who live and die by a Queen Bey sing-a-long, don’t worry—there’s still her signature torchy lyrics with which you can bear your soul:”Nothing else matters now / you’re not here, so where are you? I’ve been calling you / I’m missing you.”