Beyoncé recently celebrated her 34th birthday by gifting fans with a new remix of “Crazy in Love”. The royal Queen Bey returns this week with another bit of news, a collaboration with Naughty Boy and Arrow Benjamin called “Runnin’ (Lose It All)”.
Here, Naughty Boy — a British producer who’s written songs for Rihanna and Emeli Sandé and is perhaps best known for his Sam Smith-aided hit single “La La La” — provides a stark and melancholy piano-led backdrop. Bey’s pained vocals are allowed to roam free in this open space, and they do, leaving behind a trail of yearning: “Nothing else matters now you’re not here, so where are you?/ I’ve been calling you, I’m missing you.”
Listen to the moving ballad below via a cool, aquatic visual.