First Look: Run The World (Gays)
July 11 2011 8:35 AM EST
January 14 2019 7:16 AM EST
When we first heard "Run The World (Girls)", the lead single from Beyonce's latest album, 4, we were admittedly a bit underwhelmed. Let's face it -- it's essentially a 20-years-late "girl power" anthem pumped up the way Beyonce pumps everything up, which is just a bit too much.
Then something magical happened. In the crook of a moment, just as we were forcibly banning ourselves from re-listening to Adele's, Robyn's, and Lady Gaga's albums, the first heat wave of summer brought with it the need for a rousing, off-your-feet, lose-your-mind dance hit. By the time we saw the hot Beyonce mess of a video, we were sold. (And now that we've seen this we want one in every color.)
And it was just in time for Gay Pride and marriage in New York. After a string of disappointing news for so long, now we were feeling free and almost invincible. Change one little word, and that anthem that had earlier seemed anachronistic now felt perfectly on time.
We weren't the only ones.
There are more, already. And probably -- hopefully -- more on the way.
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