Listen To Beyonce Add Up Love In “1+1”

Erika Brooks Adickman | May 25, 2011 5:53 pm

Beyonce stans are having quite the week — and it just got twice as nice. 4‘s opening song “1+1” is up, and it’s the sort of achy, rafter-reaching ballad that helped turn I Am… Sasha Fierce into a blockbuster. Ms. Knowles performs a little arithmetic to build her latest slow-burn jam: a fraction of Alicia Keys’ “If I Ain’t Got You”, plus a quantum of School House Rock, multiplied by Beyonce’s own “Halo” vocals, and there you have it. Perhaps like “Run The World (Girls)”, this will just take some time to grow on us, but the evidently renamed “End Of Time” siren seems to be channeling Little Richard in this tune. Jump below and judge for yourselves.

“I don’t know much about Algebra, but I know that one plus one equals two,” Beyonce sings like a love sick mathematician.

Sorry, B as far as songs that combine relationships with arithmetic, we prefer the Spice Girls’ “2 Become 1” . But what did you think? Let us know how “1+1” adds up for you in the comments, on Facebook or Twitter.

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