Sasha Lives! Beyonce Randomly Drops A “Sweet Dreams” Remix
Update: The remix has been removed from iTunes and Tidal. A mystery!
Beyonce works in mysterious ways. Like surprising The Hive by resuscitating Sasha Fierce for a remix. Yes, Queen Bey randomly threw a new version of “Sweet Dreams” on iTunes and Tidal last night (February 21). And it’s good. The electro-pop of the original has been replaced with a slinky hip-hop beats, a switch that not only freshens the song up but gives it a little edge. Why now? I have no idea. I Am… Sasha Fierce turns 10 this year, but not until November. Perhaps she is going to perform this version at Coachella?
In addition to dropping random remixes of hits from 2009, Beyonce has been keeping a fairly low profile after dropping three surprise features late last year. One of those, her “Perfect Duet” with Ed Sheeran, topped the Billboard Hot 100 and became a massive worldwide hit. With this surge of momentum it will be interesting to see if Bey releases something new in Q1 or Q2, or leaves it until later in the year. Listen/download the new version of “Sweet Dreams” here and revisit the original below.