Tomorrow, Beyonce’s voice will ring free on a new single. She will be appearing on “Runnin’ (Lose It All)” by producer Naughty Boy. NB teased the track and some of its lyrics today on his Instagram, and you can hear part of the Beyonce feature below.
It’s been a minute since Bey surprise-stopped the world in 2013. She appeared on Nicki Minaj’s “Feeling Myself” late last year, and this spring, a track called “Can I” found her singing alongside Drake. Other than that, no new music from Bey, and no real interviews, either. Not even in Vogue. Is the reason because Beyonce has been busy working with randoms?
Naughty Boy is, admittedly, not random at all. He’s a well known producer who has worked with the likes of Emeli Sande, Rihanna, and Zayn Malik. An artist named Arrow Benjamin is also slated to appear on NB’s “Runnin'” track with Beyonce, and it’s this pairing that causes question. Mainly, who is Arrow Benjamin?
Arrow’s Facebook page has 246 likes. It says that he’s an artist “with depth & purpose,” which is vague AF. He has less than a thousand followers on Twitter, and nothing at all on his SoundCloud. He almost doesn’t exist — according to the Internet, and yet, he’s on a track with Beyonce.
I’m not sure how this collaboration came to be, but it’s not like Beyonce hasn’t surprised us all before. I also think she’s extremely selective about who she works with, so you know this Arrow Benjamin dude has got to be good. Trust in the Queen, you know?
Turn on your Naughty Boy notifications, and stay tuned for the release of “Runnin’ (Lose It All)” tomorrow.