A prolific writer responsible for co-writing the bulk of her own discography, 2011 saw Beyonce score praise from critics and fans alike following the release of her fourth studio album ‘4′, unveiled two years before the arrival of 2013’s ‘Beyonce.‘
Hailed for its raw honesty and a track list that saw her dabble in Funk, Dancehall and PBR&B, the album delivered the Bee Gees-esque ‘Rather Die Young‘, performed live for the very first time during the star’s ‘4 Intimate Nights With Beyonce’ ‘Roseland’ residency.
Knew all of the above already?
Well, one could forgive you for not knowing that before being presented to and subsequently re-written by Carter, ‘Die Young’ was originally served a solo single for songwriter Jeff Bhasker under the alias Billy Kraven, released under the title ‘I’d Rather Die Young.’
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‘I’d Rather Die Young’:
‘Rather Die Young’:
So, let us know…
What do you make of the original?