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Beyoncé’s new ‘Die With You’ video is an anniversary gift to us all

It’s streaming on Jay Z’s Tidal music service.

 

Ramon Ramirez

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Beyoncé on Tuesday toasted her nine-year wedding anniversary with Tidal impresario Jay Z by releasing a proper studio version of fan-favorite romance jam, “Die With You.” Oh, and there’s a home footage-rich music video that fans are sure to love.

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Sike. You need Tidal to watch. You remember Tidal, don’t you? The Jay Z-helmed music streaming service that can lean on its rockstar co-owners for top-shelf content? As a subscriber, let me say: The “Die With You” video is emotive, full of intimate settings where Jay and Bey smoke cigars, go on vacation, hang in Paris, throw birthday parties, get matching tattoos, and love on adorable daughter Blue Ivy. It’s loving and sincere, a moving portrait of a power couple that is notoriously buttoned-up about its inner workings.

The song was originally released in 2015, on the couple’s seventh anniversary.

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Screengrab via Tidal
Beyonce
Screengrab via Tidal

Despite the rough marital seas from last year’s genre-smashing Lemonade, a Grammy-nominated record that opened up about the struggles of marriage, here Beyoncé sings with candor, devotion, and the kind of blind dedication you find in old Ronettes singles. “I don’t have a reason to be if I can’t be with you,” she sings, before hammering it home: “I don’t need air in my lungs if I can’t sing your song.”

It’s a traditional, piano-led lovesick ballad that ends on a delightfully candid laugh from Bey. For a pop queen who has a seven-nation army dedicated to branding and presentation, it’s just enough of a morsel for us human plebes to relate.

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