The internets are buzzing this morning. Earlier this month we told you that Jay-Z would be producing the soundtrack for the new “Great Gatsby” film. So it was no surprise that his wife, Beyonce, would be featured on the project. She’s working with Andre 3000 on a remake of the late Amy Winehouse’s “Back to Black.” If you’re an Amy fan you know this is one of her more well known songs. It’s dark. It’s soulful. Expectations were high.
When a snippet of the song was released, folks let their frustration be known. They called the remake terrible, asked WTF both Beyonce and Andre were thinking, etc. Personally, I wasn’t that upset over it. It didn’t move me but it certainly wasn’t the worst thing I’ve ever heard either. I pretty much shrugged after I heard it. So take a listen and tell us what you think of this collaboration.
So what gives, are people missing the genius because they’re comparing it to the original or is this snippet really that bad?