beyoncé’s new music video features home footage shot by jay z
The artist is celebrating her wedding anniversary with a video and playlist titled 'Die With You.'
Beyoncé's marriage to Jay Z isn't only one of music's most solid partnerships, but also one of its 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.
Beyoncé is continuing to knit her relationship and her work together with the release of new video "Die With You," and a playlist, in honor of her ninth wedding anniversary. The track itself might sound familiar: she debuted it in a live video to mark the couple's second year of marriage, and has played it at several shows. This new video shows 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, which document their relationship 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. Beyoncé 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. While none of their collaborative 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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