Jon Batiste Wants His Work With Beyonce On ‘Cowboy Carter’ To ‘Dismantle The Genre Machine’

Published: Tuesday 2nd Apr 2024 by Ryan

Jon Batiste has hopes for his work with Beyonce on her ‘Cowboy Carter’ album.

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Batiste co-wrote and produced ‘AMERIICAN REQUIEM.’ Taking to Instagram, he shared a post about his contributions to the album and what he hopes comes from his work on it.

“This is the moment yall, where we dismantle the genre machine. I was happy to produce and write for AMERIICAN REQUIEM, along with Beyoncé and Dion. When I catch inspiration, the words and chords pour out of me. What an honor to then see how brilliantly Beyoncé made them her own and THEN further enhanced the lyrical statement, synthesizing it into the larger body of work,” he said.

“After the harrowing vocal prelude that happens to start Cowboy Carter, you get to hear these words that read like a proclaimation. ‘Do you hear me or do you fear me?’ or better yet in our Louisiana vernacular ‘Looka dere, Looka dere,'” he continued.

“We’d been having these conversations for years but something about recent times has felt ripe with the power of actualization. When I picked up my guitar and notebook to write this song I put my trust in God to liberate my creative mind, as I always do when channeling inspiration,” Batiste added.

“Producing and writing for AMERIICAN REQUIEM was an example of extraordinary alignment—when many leading artists see a similar vision at the same time, that’s when you know a major shift is happening. A new era, long time coming. Let’s liberate ourselves from genre and break the barriers that marginalize who we are and the art that we create. Grateful and impressed by my brother @dixson and the other collaborators who helped make this album opening statement possible,” he furthered.

Check out his full statement below:

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Check out That Grape Juice’s top 5 picks from ‘Cowboy Carter’ here. 

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  1. DaAAAaaaaaaaaaaaaaa April 2, 2024

    LOL 😂
    Too much self-importance and licking a.s.s, get a room

  2. This cooter fat April 2, 2024

    Worst song on the album

  3. Hitormiss April 2, 2024

    If the music is garbage, it doent matter what genre u put it in

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