Beyoncé – Run The World (Girls)

May 29, 2011 at 8:09 PM | Posted in Beyoncé | Leave a comment

SINGLE REVIEW
Beyoncé – Run The World (Girls)

1. Run The World (Girls)

Run The World (Girls) is the twentieth solo single by American recording artist Beyoncé, released on April 21, 2011 by Columbia Records. The single is the lead single for her upcoming studio album ‘4’. Because of the leaks, the single’s release was rushed. The single was relatively well received by Beyoncé’s fans, charting at #33 on the US Billboard Hot 100.

The start of the song was very mysterious with some distant percussion playing a nice drumroll, and a sweet and soft piano and bells intro open the song. Very soon after that, it is made clear that this song heavily samples “Pon De Floor” by Major Lazer and Vybz Kartel! That is, to me, a bit of a pity because the high synth arrangements in that song aren’t really suited to be featured in a song because they are very distracting. The army drumrolls, on the other hand, really give this song its empowering effect towards women.
Beyoncé herself is shouting out her lyrics rather than just singing them, and this makes this song both very strong and annoying. It’s a solid release, Beyoncé definitely drew attention with this one, but I doubt it if I will listen to it much when her new album is released. Looking forward to it though. To me, this particular song is like a chaotic and flopped remix of “Pon De Floor” (feat. Beyoncé) xD

OVERALL RATING

2½ stars

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