During a BBC Live Lounge session earlier this year, Angel Haze bravely unveiled a cover of Beyoncé’s “Drunk In Love”. It was so good that even I — a Bey fan ’til the end — dared to say it was better than the original. Now, she’s released a proper studio version of that cover and, although we don’t get to hear Angel belt Queen Bee’s high notes this time around, we do get a clearer sense of all the scorching lines she dropped in to replace Jay-Z’s lackluster cameo. Hint: They’re intense. Listen/download below.
And in case you needed further proof of Angel’s commitment to intensity and passion, revisit her moving video for Dirty Gold highlight “Battle Cry” featuring Sia: