Queen Bey has to be at the top of the list for artists who constantly have their songs covered. In this installment of Original v. Cover I will be putting Beyoncé‘s Drunk In Love to head with a unique cover of the track, 1940s edition.
I came across this cover on Facebook through a friends posting and it sparked the idea for this series. My first installment was A Great Big World’s, ‘Say Something’, so please be sure to check that out.
For all those that aren’t up on Queen Bey and her latest (surprise) self-titled album, take a listen. For those who have listened it’s not hard to read between the lines and learn a lot more about her private life with her hubby Jay Z than you might want.
I never did a full track review on this song, but I will be honest and say that this is not the first song Beyonce has reeled that has had to grow on me. My personal favorite off the song is ‘Partition’ which is more sexual than this one. The vibe of this track, although I’m tired of hearing it now, is great. It automatically makes me want to dance and I can’t stop saying, ‘Sufboard, SUFBOARD!.’
As I stated above, I saw a cover of this song by ScottBradleeLovesYa, The Postmodern Jukebox. I’ve fallen in love with what is being presented on that channel so expect to see more Original v. Cover featuring that crew. I just love the 40s rendition and to know that a song like this sounds great even with a jazz feel. I guess that shows if a song could stand the test of time. It’s so Gatsby for me and this cover reminded me of Emeli Sande’s cover of ‘Crazy In Love’ on The Great Gatsby soundtrack.
When it comes down to it, I’m honestly tired of hearing the song, but if I HAD to pick a winner I’d go the original. The cover was great, BUT the bass on the original gets me every time.