Beyoncé and Madonna Remix Break My Soul – Music News
Beyoncé and Madonna have joined forces for a remix of “Break My Soul”.
The 40-year-old singer released “The Queens Remix” of “Break My Soul” featuring excerpts from Madonna’s 1990 Vogue hit.
Mimicking the classic spoken word section of Madonna’s “Vogue,” Beyonce names iconic black women in music, including Aaliyah, Nina Simone and her own sister, Solange Knowles.
She also greets Madonna, 63, singing: “Queen Mother Madonna, Aaliyah, Rosetta Tharpe, Santigold, Bessie Smith, Nina Simone, Betty Davis, Solange Knowles. Lauryn Hill, Roberta Flack, Toni, Janet, Tierra Whack. Missy, Diana, Grace Jones, Aretha, Anita, Grace Jones.”
This is the first collaboration between Madonna and Beyonce.
Beyonce already surprised fans by releasing four different versions of her “Break My Soul” earlier this week.
The first track on the four-track EP is a three-minute, 58-second will.i.am remix of “Break My Soul,” while American DJ Terry Hunter offers a five-minute, 30-second version.
A six-minute, 27-second remix by Honey Dijon is the third song, and the last is a gigantic nine-minute, 54-second mix by Nita Aviance Club.
The release came after fans spotted Beyonce – who released seventh studio album ‘Renaissance’ last week – appearing to have removed samples of two Kelis tracks from one of the new album’s tracks, ‘Energy’, on some streaming platforms, just days after Kelis accused the ‘Crazy in Love’ hitmaker of using them without his approval.
It comes after Beyonce also removed an offensive term for people with disabilities from the lyrics of the song “Heated”.
The multiple Grammy winner announced the move earlier this week, after being called “capable” and “offensive” by charities and disability activists.
In the tune – which was co-written with rapper Drake – Beyonce used a pejorative term for spastic diplegia, a form of cerebral palsy, in the lines: “Spazzing on that a**, spaz on that a* *.”
A representative for the musician revealed that the lyrics would be changed, saying, “The word, not intentionally used in a harmful way, will be replaced.”