After months of desperate grabs at details about Beyonce's upcoming single/album...little details have begun to leak out. Late last week, rumors began to swirl that Queen B was going to be flying close to 200 African dancers to LA for the video shoot. Needless to say I have been having to take some deep breaths since hearing this. Today the video began shooting, and along with it some more defined details.
A lot of Bey’s old dancers and probably every major dancer and choreographer you could think of. The song is called “Girl”. The video is being directed by Francis Lawrence. He was also there. 8 or 9 choreographers contributed to the routine. Danielle Polanco and Luam were 2 of those choreographers. Beyonce was there of course going over the routine and they were figuring out which pieces of the choreography they would be showcasing in the music video. The theme of “Girl” is like a female empowerment/girl power type of song that is a definite club banger with Top 40/Worldly appeal. The beat is driven by a sample of a popular club song that a lot of you will probably recognize. There’s a breakdown in the song that is described as absolutely fucking disgustingly sick! Definitely an anthem in the style of her singing. My friend couldn’t remember exact lyrics, but “Girl…girl….girl” is repeated a lot through out the song.
The most popular rumor is that the popular club song is Pon De Replay by Major Lazer, one of the hottest songs to come out in the last couple of years. It has a very updated, club-driven African vibe and would fit perfectly with the dancers and Beyonce's past hints that the album will have a Fela Kuti vibe to it.
FREAKING. THE. FUCK. OUT!