Beyonce Does a Cover of Frankie Beverly & Maze’s ”Before I Let Go”

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Beyonce has come out with a recent Netflix documentary called ”Homecoming.” This documentary features concert footage, as well as a cover of a song called ”Before I Let Go” from Frankie Beverly & Maze.

According to “Rolling Stone,” the song, which is a cover of the old school single by Maze, boasts an upbeat drum groove along with beautiful horn sounds, that stand with Beyoncé’s potent vocals. 

Beyonce and Beverly met many years ago when she was just a teenager. Beverly said Beyonce’s team called him and played him the single. According to Beverly, she did not make a big deal out of the song and that this is just how she works. He explained, “I was blown away. It’s a blessing.”

He also said that he believes her vision is a hit, and he is loving how she is doing her thing. “She’s done something that has affected my life.” Since Beyonce did the cover, it has apparently inspired a dance challenge among her fans. As part of the challenge, fans try to replicate the singer’s dance moves from the video.

Beyonce has added the song as a bonus track to her ”Homecoming” album which was released on the same day as her Netflix documentary from the 2018 Coachella performance. The ”Homecoming” album is separated into 40 songs that capture her performance at the festival, solo hits, and her reunion with Destiny’s Child. There is also a version of “Lift Every Voice and Sing” which includes an appearance by her daughter Blue Ivy.

Beyonce’s new album ”Homecoming” marks her first solo album since 2016’s ”Lemonade.” For people specifically looking for the ”Before I Let Go” song, it runs through the credits of the film. Beyonce is the first black woman to headline the Coachella festival and from earning that title she is stepping up in the entertainment industry in a big way.

Written by Anthony Cross. Edited by Kimberley Spinney.

Sources:

Billboard: Frankie Beverly Responds to Beyonce Covering His Maze Hit ‘Before I Let Go’

Rolling Stone: Hear Beyonce’s Surprise New Song ‘Before I Let Go’

NBC News: Frankie Beverly says Beyoncé’s cover of ‘Before I Let Go’ is one of the ‘high points’ of his life

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