Check Out Beyoncé & Jay Z Recording “Drunk In Love” In The Studio In Part III Of Her BEYONCÉ Doc

December 26, 2013  |  

For the BeyHive, here’s a late Christmas present from your beloved Beyoncé.

In Part III of “Self-Titled,” the short doc that the singer is doing to give fans an inside look at what it took to put her visual album together, Beyoncé shows us a side of her we don’t often get to see–Bey creating new music in the studio. The five-minute clip shows the singer working with producer Detail, as well as her husband, Jay Z, as they put together “Drunk in Love.” In it, Beyoncé talks about having more fun in the studio, instead of worrying about hits:

When I started picking the songs that I started gravitating towards, because I recorded about 80 songs, it was the songs that were more effortless for me that stuck around that I still loved just as much as I loved a year ago when I recorded them.

There was this new producer, Details, and he had this really hard beat and he had this song called “Drunk.” And I’m like, ‘That’s what I want to sing! [laughs]’ I kind of freestyled the verse and Jay went in and he just started flowing out his verse. We just kind of had a party. And then Timbaland pulled out his keys. It was so great because it wasn’t about any ego, we weren’t trying to make a hit record we were just trying to have fun, and I think you can hear that in the record.

You also get a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the video as the two frolic on the beach. The video was of course just of Bey writhing around in the ocean and sand as Jay drinks D’ussé cognac in a white T-shirt and snapback. It was simple, and that’s exactly what the singer wanted:

I wanted to carry this idea of being in the moment and embracing mistakes and effortlessness in the videos. I wish every video was like “Drunk” [laughs].

In the clip, you also get a behind-the-scenes look at the making of other videos, including “No Angel,” “Yoncé” and “XO,” as the singer explains what it was like to skip all the planning she’s used to for visuals and “rebel against perfection.” Definitely a must-see for the stans–and a nightmare for the non-fans who I have a feeling will still watch it…

Is “Drunk in Love” your jam? Do you think Bey was having more fun with this album? 


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  • guestdfw

    I have never own a full Beyonce album. This is my first and I must say I like/loved every track and video. Drunk in Love is NUTS! Love it!



  • Trisha_B

    I only like a few songs from the album, but i do love Drunk in Love!!! & i learned what “Surfboard” was O_O Bey is a freak lmao

    Even tho i’m not really feeling the album, i’m glad she’s loosing up & just having fun

    • LiiSH

      Exactly! love it or hate it I’m glad she is trying something new and not coming off so stiff.

    • Nestique

      Wld you be so kind as to not be so selfish with the discovered info? Lol
      Girl what is ‘surfboard’?

      • Kamelia

        You’re on the internet, dummy. Use it! Research the surfboard position.

        • Nestique

          Lol! You must have had a bad Christmas season huh? You are as bitter as the peel of an unfit yam. Why so angry/annoyed boo? Aint nobody forced you to be here, to read or to comment. Gosh!!

          • BabyClover

            Girl you jus killed me wit tht one “bitter as the peel of an unfit yam”…#Dead

          • kamelia

            Shut the EFF up!

        • Trisha_B

          So unnecessary smh

      • Trisha_B

        This is what i learned! “Your partner reclines in the tub with the water level waist-high. Then straddle his lap, facing his feet, and slowly lower yourself onto his p3nis. Lean forward so you’re resting on your palms. He holds on to your butt or thighs as you ride him” … like a surfboard when the Surf’s Up!” hahaha

        • Nestique

          Ohh… Bey be getting her freak on! You go Mrs. Carter!

        • Courtney Banks

          I’m trying to picture it. Can you draw me a picture

          • Trisha_B

            Lol There is a cartoon image in Google! Just type in “beyonce surfboard position’ & it’s the 1st link

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    • Taneesha Culture Clash Thomas

      ain’t he cute though lol