Frankie Beverly Recalls Hearing Beyoncé’s Cover Of His Song For The First Time
If you’re living under a rock and missed it, last week Beyoncé gifted us with a new summer anthem to line dance to at the family cookout.
Her cover of Frankie Beverly & Maze’s “Before I Let Go” has already sparked dance challenges and stop-the-function two-stepping.
Well now, the writer and main performer for the song, Frankie Beverly, is giving his opinion on Bey’s cover.
“This is one of the high points of my life,” he told Billboard.
“When they played it, that’s when I heard the first draft of it, and I was blown away. It’s a blessing. It’s amazing how she works, she’s very smart. I’m caught off guard, but in a beautiful way. She’s such a sweet person too. She’s a very sweet, religious kind of person. Then the way she just released it, it’s off the chain.”
Mr. Beverly also explained how he met the Queen Bey long before she was mega-famous:
“We met years ago. I think she was in her teens at the time, if that. I guess she really liked Maze and the song even then, so her mother brought her to our show at the Houston Rodeo. I met her then for the first time but didn’t know much about her. She wasn’t a big hit star then, but we wound up working together a few times since and she’s always been very, very nice to me.”
There you have it. The legends approve and all is right in the Bey kingdom.
If you missed Bey’s version, you can check it out below.
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