While I hate to see my fellow fans in disagreement, I think this is a healthy debate that will help us “bees” analyze what being a “real fan” means. Some feel that being a real fan means supporting Beyonce` no matter what and taking the opinion that everything she does is perfection. Others think that being a real fan means giving Beyonce` constructive criticism and that such criticism will make her a better artist. Here’s my opinion: 1) It’s okay for us to disagree; it’s NOT okay for us to disrespect each other. Respect each other’s opinion. Be nice. We’re all in the same fan family. 2) Its okay to NOT like everything Beyonce` does. NO ONE is perfect. Your parents don’t like everything you do and might fuss at you for it, but they still love you. You can dislike something Bey does and still love her. She has said in many interviews that she doesn’t like for people to tell her “yes” all the time and not give constructive criticism. 3) Lastly, no matter what artist it is, only buy music you think is great. If you support music you think sucks, the record companies will think you love it and create more garbage.
Here’s my review for Bey’s song:
Beyonce’s 1st single from her currently untitled fourth solo album is finally here (see video below to hear the song). It was produced by Switch and co-written by Terius Nash, AKA “The Dream.” The concept is fantastic, but the lyrics are overall very weak. I was surprised by how ill-written the song was; Beyonce` usually nails girl-power anthems. The production, although semi-infectious and aggressive, is just a recycling of Major Lazer’s “Pon De Floor” (also produced by Switch; see my blog post about lazy production:http://jsays.weebly.com/2/post/2011/03/divas-copying-divas.html). Although I was relieved that Beyonce` didn’t conveniently follow the techno-dance pop mold of today, “World” has the same problem musically as many techno tracks: it was repetitive and redundant. Furthermore, it feels like the song never begins; coming off like a long, 3 minute, 54 second intro. The vocal arrangement is unorganized, randomly shifts and doesn’t consistently blend well with the music. Beyonce` can do and has done better. In my opinion “World” is not a suitable lead single. Hopefully, the music video and the album’s subsequent singles will be better.