As a Grammy winning songwriter, Beyonce is routinely hailed for her pen-game. And, despite two decades in the game, the praise continues to pour in.
This time is courtesy of rockstar Jack White.
The pair teamed up for the song ‘Don’t Hurt Yourself’ on Queen Bey’s Platinum selling album ‘Lemonade.’
Now, in an insightful interview with NPR, the former White Stripes star opened up about what it was like working with the 35-year-old superstar. As a writer.
His words on her process after the jump…
You’re a business partner with Jay Z in his Tidal streaming service as well. Is that how Beyoncé got the idea of coming over and ringing your bell?
You know, I just talked to her and she said, “I wanna be in a band with you.” [Laughs.] I said, “Really? Well, I’d love to do something.” I’ve always loved her voice — I mean, I think she has the kind of soul singing voice of the days of Betty Davis or Aretha Franklin. She took just sort of a sketch of a lyrical outline and turned into the most bodacious, vicious, incredible song. I don’t even know what you’d classify it as — soul, rock and roll, whatever. “Don’t Hurt Yourself” is incredibly intense; I’m so amazed at what she did with it. [Source]
Great song, great story!