A new Beyonce cut in the form of ‘Ice Cream Truck’ surfaced today via the latest Tapemaster’s Inc mixtape. Though little is known as to when the jingly, nursery-rhyme inspired track was recorded, I’ll make an educated guess and say for the ‘Dangerously In Love’ recording sessions. I say this as the song sounds like it would fit well on the ‘Survivor’ album (the least impressive collective set of songs from the girls IMO, yet the most successful – say ‘hello’ to the industry of today LOL), which preceded Bey’s solo debut by little under a year. Vocals aren’t representative of what Bouncy can do today; while lyrically and production-wise I couldn’t imagine her singing something like this today either. Not an atrocity, yet far from great.
Randomness: While I’ve always enjoyed the ‘Sasha’ side of Bey’s ‘I Am…’ LP, a few of the cuts from the slowed-down first disc are becoming favourites too (see: ‘Smash Into You’, ‘Broken Hearted Girl’).