Beyonce’s Surprise Naughty Boy Collab “Runnin’ (Lose It All)” Is Sublime: Watch The Underwater Video
Beyonce’s surprise Naughty Boy collaboration “Runnin’ (Lose It All)” arrived online tonight (September 17) and it’s even better than I expected. The Brit creates a sweeping soundscape for the game-changing diva, which showcases the full range and versatility of her powerful pipes. It begins subtly enough with simple piano keys before erupting into an epic drum-and-bass anthem that should wreak serious chart havoc.
While the scope of the production is grand, the lyrics and delivery are intimate. “Nothing else matters now you’re not here, so where are you?” Beyonce pleads. “I’ve been calling you, I’m missing you.” Her vocal is ably balanced by singer/songwriter Arrow Benjamin, who sings the majority of the second half of the track. Commercial dance-pop songs don’t get much better than this. The video also arrived tonight and it’s an arty affair that finds a couple searching for each other underwater. Watch up top.