Beyoncé Reteams With Boots on New Song

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April 22 2014 5:39 PM

Beyoncé Reteams With Boots on New Song

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There aren't really many photos of Boots, so here is a picture of Beyoncé.

Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

After Beyoncé unleashed her latest album on the world last December, much of the discussion of the album surrounded the then-mysterious Boots. The writer-producer was credited on an impressive four songs beside marquee names like Pharrell and Frank Ocean, but no one knew anything about him.

Now that’s about to change, because Boots, real name Jordy Asher, is preparing a forthcoming mixtape, and the latest song he’s shared, via his Facebook page, has a pretty high-profile feature: Queen Bey herself. Boots sings lead vocal on the first two verses, after which he dutifully cedes the floor to Beyoncé (who, frankly, blows him out of the water). The song itself falls somewhere between more straightforward collaborations like “Heaven” and “Blue” and the more musically adventurous “Haunted.” Check it out below

Forrest Wickman is a Slate staff writer. 

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