Night Music: Beyonce, “XO”

This is a little more complicated than what I meant for Night Music to be, but so be it. Night Music was supposed to be music I was listening to in a bourbon mood, before the lights went out. What resonates, personal story and musical tune, in the dark.

Tonight I slide into Beyonce. She dropped a lot of tunes and video on the public this week. That seems to be good marketing, but really the test is does the product hold up.

Tonight I heard a song as I watched a video that was pretty good. My Remnants friends will complain, but they shouldn’t. The world is a big place, and this is a decent tune.

But it reminded me of a song I didn’t think of yesterday when I pledged my 2013 troth to Kanye. And that is Ellie Goulding’s Burn.

I’m not saying Beyonce was influenced by Ellie, but both songs have similar structures. And Ellie’s song burns Kanye and Beyonce both. And while it’s close, every time I hear Ellie Goulding’s Burn I tear up, because it hits the marks. Beautiful marks.

Beyonce’s excellent, in this case, Ellie is bigger. And bigger than Kanye. My fave tune of the year:

2 thoughts on “Night Music: Beyonce, “XO”

  1. Let me be the first to complain. Good God. Both these songs are horrible fucking drivel of the lowest order. Everything that Rockremnants should not be about. Nothing Rock there whatsoever. Maybe some Remnants of dog shit on the bottom of my shoe. That being said, if Rockremnants would be on my shoulders right now it would be nothing. Is anything better than nothing? Not sure.

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