It’s another Bey & 3 Stacks collabo!
We’ve been hearing about this remake for quite some time now, with Amy’s fans and family members not being overly thrilled with the news. Amy and Beyonce are totally different artists in terms of style so there was really no clue what the final outcome would be with this one.
Well last night on eastvillageradio.com (or EVR), DJ Mark Ronson dropped the song on his show. As the co-writer of the song, he was the chosen guy to air it out for the masses. The song actually starts off with Andre singing the first verse in a voice that sounds much like the singing voice he had in Idlewild. Beyonce comes in on the second verse in a very “breathy” tone, giving us nothing but silky and sultry.
The version is actually quite different from the original version. First, there’s a hip-hop beat on the new version that wasn’t really present on Amy’s version. Second, when you hear Amy sing the song, there’s a certain power and “pain” in it that you won’t really find on the remake.
“Back to Black” will be featured in the upcoming film Gatsby in which Jay-Z is scoring the original music on the soundtrack.
Before you listen, I have to warn you that EVR has their drops all over the song, but they’re placed strategically and you can still heard all the vocals. Check it out!