Listen to Naughty Boy and Beyoncé’s “Runnin’ (Lose It All)”

September 17 2015, 4:34 pm


Beyoncé’s unexpected collaboration with Naughty Boy is here.

“Runnin’ (Lose It All)” is Naughty Boy’s new single and features none other than Queen Bey and newcomer Arrow Benjamin.

The surprise pairing was announced yesterday and arrived just minutes ago, with the official video premiering on Naughty Boy’s VEVO channel.

While the teaser had us expecting a full-on ballad, “Runnin'” doesn’t stay in strict ballad territory and builds up to a brilliant drum-and-bass midtempo.

Beyoncé’s vocals are amazing – as always – and the track serves as a friendly reminder that she doesn’t have to belt out to give power and soul, and Arrow Benjamin compliments the song perfectly. He can sang!

It’s refreshing to hear Beyoncé’s voice on a song like this as the production is very UK sounding, in the same vein of Rudimental or Chase and Status.

Neither Beyoncé or Arrow Benjamin feature in the video but this song doesn’t need a flashy video to be a hit.

Listen, below.

What do you think?