The Isley Brothers and Beyoncé tease new collaboration: Listen

Ronald Isley photo by Erika GoldringGetty Images and Beyonce photo via Instagram

The Renaissance isn’t over yet: Just a week and a half after releasing her long-awaited seventh solo album, Beyoncé is teaming up with The Isley Brothers for a remix of the band’s 1975 song, “Make Me Say It Again Girl (Part 1 & 2).” Ronald Isley teased a clip of the new version on Instagram today ahead of the full song’s proper release this Friday, August 12th.

If you want to hear the full version of Bey on “Make Me Say It Again Girl,” it looks like iHeart Radio subscribers can tune in as early as tomorrow: “WORLD PREMIERE of what we’ve been working on starting at 10am est and every hour on the hour over on your favorite @iheartradio station,” Isley wrote with the Instagram clip. It’s a short sample, but it’s still enough to tell us that Bey, as per usual, sounds fantastic.

Collaborating with The Isley Brothers is just one of many notable accomplishments Bey has made with Renaissance: It’s her seventh solo album to reach No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, and its lead single “Break My Soul” just ascended to No. 1 on the Hot 100, becoming her first solo song to do so in 14 years. She’s also shared a remix of “Break My Soul” that interpolates Madonna’s “Vogue” — with the latter’s blessing, of course.

The Isley Brothers now join Bey’s ever-growing list of top-tier collaborators. Listen to the preview of her singing “Make Me Say It Again Girl” below.

Though we were all at the edge of our seats waiting for Renaissance, its release has had a few roadbumps. After the album had already leaked two days early in Europe, Beyoncé edited the lyrics to “Heated” after fans pointed out a word in the song is often used as an ableist slur. She also removed an sample of Kelis’ “Milkshake” from the song “Energy” after Kelis accused Bey of failing to clear the sample.



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