These days, it’s pretty much impossible to keep a song off the web once fans catch wind that it exists — see Lady Gaga’s ‘Judas’ for another recent example — so when photos of Beyonce on the set of her latest music video turned up online last week, it was really only a matter of time before her new tune, ‘Girls (Who Run the World),’ found its way onto the interweb.
Produced by Diplo and Switch, the aggressive track samples heavily from Major Lazer’s ‘Pon De Floor’ and finds B singing the praises of ladies who are “smart enough to make these millions, strong enough to bare the children, then get back to business.”
I wish we could find you a cleaner copy to listen to that didn’t have random yelling from Lil John but what do you expect from a leak. After first listen I give this an “OK” rating. Maybe its a track that needs to grow on me but Beyonce is one of the greatest and this doesn’t sound “GREAT”. It does sound like something that when played in the club women will try to balance themselves on their high heels atop couches proclaiming to the world, “That’s my jam!” What do you think? –@HylaRadio
Late last month, Diplo told PopEater that working with Beyonce was a surreal experience. He said, “During this last year, every day has been another weird thing happening like, ‘What’s going on?’”
The song is reportedly the lead single from B’s as-yet-untitled fourth solo studio album.
Beyonce is notoriously secretive when it comes to her tunes and is probably less than thrilled that the track leaked online. Francis Lawrence, who is helming the video for ‘Girls,’ admitted as much about the leak of photos from the set. “She would probably have me shot if I said anything,” he told MTV. “Some stuff spilled out, but she wasn’t happy about it, so I’ve been sworn to secrecy.”
He did, however, say, “It is a fantastic song, so I really hope that song catches for her, and I think the video’s gonna be really fun and cool and different for her.”
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