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The ultimate Beyoncé sexual anthem! Partition
is a song taken from Beyoncé's Self-Titled
fifth studio album. Actually, it's a two part song, the first being Yoncé
. Co-writing and co-production credits on Partition
come from The Dream, Justin Timberlake, Timbaland, J-Roc, Key Wane, Mike Dean and BOOTS. Yoncé
is a super fun shit-talking, feel-good track over a simple drumbeat, which birthed the famous lines such as, "Yoncé
all on his mouth like liquor", "sneezed on the beat and the beat got sicker" and "radio said 'speed it up', I just go slower" to name a few. Between the two songs, we get a sample from the following paparazzi clip:
A lot of Beyoncé's relationship with Jay centres around Paris, and I believe the inspiration around Partition
came from being in the Crazy Horse cabaret club there, which is eventually where they shot some of the video. So that's where the paparazzi audio, "are you happy to be in Paris?" comes into play. But let's talk about Partition
! A hyper-sexual, electronic R&B song which quickly became a fan favourite within the Beyhive. The song is filled with catchy hooks, classic Timbaland production and very
memorable lyrics. Sorry Monica. That's a topic for another conversation.
Beyoncé talked about the creation of the song in the making of Self-Titled
. As always, it's great to hear Beyoncé talk about her music, which I would LOVE for Renaissance
please! The main takeaway I think from the absolute bopATION of Partition
though is Beyoncé reclaiming her sexual energy after having a baby. What's great is, the song is not only a big fuck you to misogyny, as a lot of Beyoncé's work is, but it's still very personal to Beyoncé and clearly a big part of who she is, hence it's placement on the album.
The videos are both complete serves as well. Yoncé
features models Jourdan Dunn, Joan Smalls and Chanel Iman and was directed by Ricky Saiz. The video doesn't need much more than all these women looking stunning together and doing a model catwalk down the street. I lived and I still live. Partition
, directed by Jake Nava, details exactly how Beyoncé probably imagined the song to be when she heard the beat. We get the famous chair silhouette choreography, which she would incorporate into her live performances of Partition
and then later Rocket
. Funnily enough, the video has a lot of similar themes to Naughty Girl
, which was also directed by Nava.
Beyoncé performed the songs in her 2014 MTV Video Music Awards medley, as well as on The Mrs Carter Show World Tour
, On The Run Tour
and The Formation World Tour
. Yoncé, which I feel is just easier to slot into a setlist, made an appearance for BEYCHELLA as well.