This week, its another single that's been out for a few weeks, but its still fresh, still catchy as ever. It is the fabulous 'Runnin'' from Naughty Boy featuring Beyonce and Arrow Benjamin.
Naughty Boy is really called Shahid Khan and is an English DJ, songwriter and producer. On this track, he features a little known artist who goes by the name of Beyonce. Only kidding - I'm guessing you've heard of her! Then there is another artist called Arrow Benjamin. No? Me neither. He is from London, and is a singer-song writer. Nothing like starting at the top! Cracking voice though.
The song starts off a bit ballad-esque, with Bey in full emotional vocal. Then it kicks in and picks up pace. When Benjamin's vocals come in on the second verse, its clear his vocals are a good match against the Queen. Its not often to come across such a great collaboration as this.
This is a beautiful song. It hooks you in, builds up to its chorus, and once you are there, the vocals just keep you lifted. Wow. It really gets stuck in your head too.
I defy you not to find yourself constantly looping 'runnin, runnin, runnin, runnin' over and over again! The words are powerful 'ain't running from myself no more, together we'll win it all' and 'if I lose myself, I lose it all'. Certainly makes you think. Very deep.
The video is fascinating. I expected something predictable like people running, as you might expect from a song with that title. Well sort of. Just under water!! Its a beautiful thing to watch, very tranquil. I have no idea how they shot it. It looks effortless, though personally speaking, being underwater is not effortless. How are there no bubbles coming from their mouths? Amazing.
I love this song. Go take a listen, and let me know what you think. You can find all my previous singles of the week plus loads more over at My Music page - just click here. Happy listening :)