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Beyonce, ‘I Was Here’ From ‘4’ LP — Exclusive Listen + Photo


“When I leave this world I’ll leave no regrets/ Leave something to remember so they won’t forget/ I was here, I lived, I loved/ I was here, I’ve did, I’ve done everything that I wanted…” Beyonce sings on the somber tune ‘I Was Here,’ a track featured on her forthcoming album, ‘4,’ being released June 28.

Produced by OneRepublic frontman Ryan Tedder and his fellow bandmate Brent Kutzle, the song finds the R&B beauty’s crisp vocals dancing over piano keys and big drums. While much of the material on her new effort is full of love talk — good and bad — Beyonce turns in another direction on ‘I Was Here,’ crooning about making her mark on this earth before her time is up.

Bey called on the talents of Diane Warren — the esteemed songwriter wrote Milli Vanilli‘s ‘Blame It On The Rain,’ Brandy‘s ‘Have You Ever?’ and Mya‘s ‘My First Night With You,’ among others — to pen the track. While the lyrics are a bit on the morbid side, it works in the singer’s favor, proving she can tackle a myriad of subjects.

The BoomBox has released six exclusive tracks from Beyonce’s ‘4’ LP, completing the full album listening experience today, June 22. ‘I Care,’ ‘Best Thing I Never Had,’ ‘Rather Die Young,’ ‘Love On Top‘ and ‘End of Time‘ have already made their debut.

Greg Gex

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