Beat Connection: Blue (Remix)
It's not surprising that artists have already started remixing tracks from Beyonce's latest epic release. Yes, that word almost seems too colloquial for Queen B, but that's exactly what she's created in this seventeen track album. An absolute epic that's going to be talked about for a long time.
What came from some tinkering by Seattle's Beat Connection resulted in a surprising piano sample from the song, "Blue." The group was clearly able to capture the sentimentality of Beyonce's original track for her daughter, Blue Ivy- their version is sweet, drifting, and lullaby-esque. I'm sure we'll be seeing plenty more remixes as the weeks progress, but what makes this one special lies in its forwardness. It doesn't feel to be jumping on a bandwagon, nor is it afraid of embracing this-it's celebrating the minimal beauty hidden in the original and bringing to the forefront of our minds the power of subtle jazz accompanied by simple lyricism. Oh, and it's very pretty.