beyonce’s new video gives us a fresh glimpse of her sweet family life
The star is celebrating her wedding anniversary with a new video and playlist.
Beyonce's marriage to Jay-Z isn't only one of music's most solid partnerships, but also one of the most fruitful. They've recorded together, toured together, and their (alleged) marital trouble served as the inspiration for one of the biggest releases of the decade.
Now she's continuing to knit her relationship and her work together, by releasing a new video, Die With You, and playlist in honour of their 9th wedding anniversary. The track itself might sound familiar: she debuted it in a live video to mark their 2nd year of marriage, and has played it at several shows. The first clip showed a very casually dressed Bey playing the track on the piano and was shot by Jay himself.
This fresh offering is a compilation of home videos tracking the relationships over the years. After Lemonade offered such a brutally honest look at the trials of staying in love and making it work for over a decade, Die With You is a clear statement that things between the two are well back on track as Beyonce sings "I don't have any reason to cry, and I have every reason to smile."
The accompanying playlist was actually made for Jay, and includes a selection of tracks we assume are on high rotation in the Carter/Knowles household. In the mix are Prince, Sade, Feist, Kanye, Stevie Wonder and Ella Fitzgerald. Coldplay's Fix You also makes an appearance, we're glad to see not even Beyonce has the power to resist putting that on a loved-up mix.
While none of their tracks appear, we're taking the inclusion of Brigitte Bardot and Serge Gainsbourg's Bonnie and Clyde as a nod to their 2002 classic.
Text Wendy Syfret
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