Just try not to dance along to “Before I Let Go,” the new song on Beyoncé’s surprise album, Homecoming: The Live Album, which dropped on Wednesday. Beyoncé fans were ready for the star to drop her Netflix documentary, Homecoming, on Wednesday, but an accompanying surprise album of last year’s iconic Coachella performance? The Beyhive wasn’t ready.
On “Before I Let Go,” a studio-recorded piece that uses the same marching band accompaniment found on the rest of the live album, Beyoncé’s legendary tone is backed by trumpets and a drum beat that makes it rather difficult to not bop to the rhythm.
Though it’s the first time we’ve heard Beyoncé sing the number, “Before I Let Go” is actually a cover of a 1981 single by Maze and Frankie Beverly. The groovy, up-tempo R&B and soul love song is also the backdrop for the closing credits of Homecoming, which is now available for streaming on Netflix.
Listen to the full recording, and the rest of the 40-song live album, here.