Earlier this week, Naughty Boy teased the release of his big Beyoncé and Arrow Benjamin collaboration "Runnin' (Lose It All)," and the BeyHive effectively lost its mind. Now, the full version of the song has arrived online along with a dreamy music video and as should have been expected, it's a stunning new release.
Beyoncé's breathy vocals play perfectly against the rushing and atmospheric production provided by Naughty Boy, which features a twinkling synthesizer moved into a rushing, energetic beat. It's reminiscent of an old house track but Beyoncé and Benjamin bring the gospel with their passionate performances, turning this track in to a blend of two distinctively different styles.
The visuals for "Runnin' (Lose It All)" play in to the dreamy atmosphere of the track. Though neither Beyoncé, Benjamin or Naughty Boy actually appear in the video, the clip features two new lovers entangled in an underwater embrace, tumbling toward the abyss.
"Runnin' (Lose It All)" is a major win for both Beyoncé and Naughty Boy. Beyoncé has been relatively quiet in regards to new music releases since she dropped her latest album Beyoncé by surprise in December 2013.
Meanwhile, Naughty Boy has been making more headlines for his friendships than his music in 2015. The producer, who has also worked with the likes of Sam Smith and Emeli Sande, had a close friendship with former One Direction member Zayn Malik. However, the two had plenty of drama surrounding them as Louis Tomlinson called out their music-making on Twitter. Eventually, Malik and Naughty Boy had a falling out, with Malik calling him a "fat joke."