New Music: Beyoncé & André 3000 – ‘Back to Black’ [Snippet]

Beyoncé and André 3000

Beyoncé and André 3000 duet on their highly-anticipated remake of Amy Winehouse’s 2007 song “Back to Black.” A snippet of their dark and haunting collaboration, which appears on The Great Gatsby soundtrack, has surfaced. The OutKast legend takes his time rapping his verse, while Queen B burns slow with her seductive vocals.

Due May 7, the soundtrack also includes contributions from Jay-Z, will.i.am, Fergie, Q-Tip, Lana Del Rey, Gotye, Florence + The Machine, The xx, and Emeli Sandé.

Listen to 90 seconds of their steamy cover below.

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47 Comments

  1. KING HOV

    Beyonce = GODDESS Jay Z = GOD

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    2bad2bme Reply:

    @KING HOV, u = pathetic

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    Gregory Reply:

    @2bad2bme, LMFAOOOOOOOO!!!!

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    Whitney Reply:

    @KING HOV, Huh?

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    MArcoPolo Reply:

    @Whitney, he said..i was thinking it lol

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  2. chutzpah

    woah!

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  3. Kate

    Amy is better than this bitch

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    Bow. Down. Reply:

    @Kate, nobody ever said she wasn’t its a COVER for a movie track it’s not that serious

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    Kate Reply:

    @Bow. Down., dont speak to me ugly monkey

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    Cayla Reply:

    @Kate, what has she done to you that you call her a bitch? Get a life!

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    Kate Reply:

    @Cayla, bitch stfu and get off my clitoris

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  4. caribbean native

    this is the most amount of ass music ive heard in a snippet in a long time, this is a festering mess of something that used to be a masterpiece

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  5. Zack

    Just here for Andre!

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  6. Jay-Me

    This sounds cool, not sure I’m that keen on Andre’s skrewed sounding parts but I wanna hear the whole thing. Bey sounds flawless as usual. I never liked the original so I ain’t gonna make no comparisons.

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  7. TomTom

    Life has JUST BEEN GOT. So glad they did this song justice! Wasn’t sure what to expect. I think Amy would approve.

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  8. T

    It’s a different sound. It can only be compared to the original if it was the same genre etc. it’s experimental. Sound intriguing but nothing I’d play heavily. Maybe it’ll grow on me. Definitely intriguing tho. They’re going for an “experimental” sound on this s

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    Natalie Reply:

    @T, I agree it’s different I’m happy they made into their own and bey’s voices and andre’s creativity blends good together. People are never happy and trying to throw stones. I agree it’s not better than the original but at least’s it’s different and they didn’t completely do the original.

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  9. viciuzurban

    TERRIBLE.

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  10. Robert L

    This is just terrible. Why butcher a good song.

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  11. music26

    i love 1980s sound

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  12. shanelle

    beyonce need propose hers news songs not Witney houston or amy sounds … Please !!!!
    I prefer the original version !!!

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  13. Meme

    When they ready to give us a first single Let me know. Until then, nobody gat time for that. Tired of all this fukery.

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  14. •◘Z○MG◘•

    BEYONCE CAN YOU FUCKING HURRY UP WITH THE BOW DOWN SINGLE OR GROWN WOMAN!!!! I’M GETTING PISSED OFF NOW!!!

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  15. Devon

    A mess. Beyonce needs to get it together. So glad I didn’t buy tickets to her Greatest Hits Goodwill tour. Girl thinks she’s deep now lol.

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    Critic Reply:

    @Devon, she’s not hurting that you didn’t buy a ticket. It’s still SOLD OUT. Seethe.

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  16. Fa

    Finally her 15 minutes of fame are over!
    She is like a pain in the ass after eating too much hot sauce: Something that was tasty turns into a nigtmare!
    She is overexposed, overrated and uninspiring.
    She has stolen from everyone and everything without giving them props. Her fans are blind stupid followers with no sense of pop history or respect for the ones she steals from.

    THIS IS SUPPOSED TO BE HER PRINCE AND MADONNA DUET FROM 1989s Like A Prayer!LMAO
    LAME

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    relvry Reply:

    @Fa, you are REACHING. Beyonce is an icon and will be a legend… there isn’t a such thing as 15 minutes for her… she is the queen and you knew that. Dont discredit a 17 time grammy award winner.

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  17. TRUTH

    Can’t wait for this!

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  18. wow

    Amy is doing somersaults in her grave, just horrible!

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  19. Tim

    These niggas jus fuqd up my girl song!!

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  20. Critic

    Bey’s vocals >

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  21. beYAWNce

    she sounds like she’s having an orgasm, i like that. this is something different for beyyyy

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  22. MADAME PEPSI

    OMG …She Killed It, Her voice is so sensual, i live.
    That Andree part tho…

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  23. Heather

    This actually sounds really good. Huge Beyonce fan, but I admit I was kind of skeptical when I heard it was being covered because Amy’s vocals are incomparable. Still, it’s good to hear a different interpretation of a song. Can’t wait to hear it in full and I know the film is going to be spectacular.

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  24. Me myself and I

    I really had to go and listen to the real song,they should have never did this,

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  25. MusicJunkie

    Amy Girl ‘ Im Soo Sorry They Took Ya Classic & Made Thos Foolery . Smh

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    OhWORD? Reply:

    @MusicJunkie, I know right?!

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  26. BEDSTUYFLY

    NO NEW SINGLE YET EHH? -__-

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  27. OhWORD?

    I need to hear the entire single cause that snippet is just terrible! Hopefully the full song takes me there!

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  28. ayee

    this shizz boring as hell !!

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  29. Em

    To all of you saying her voice is “too sexy” for a song about heartbreak.. that’s not what I’m getting at all.. I think she sounds lovely.. I picture her weak and in tears. Instead of copying Amy, she took a more vulnerable role for the song. I could do without Andre’s part, but I’m still excited to hear the entire song.

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  30. Marii

    Yall worried about the wrong things. It’s just music. Chill. I’m a Beyoncé Stan though.

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  31. #RihannaNAVi

    no.

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  33. NomNoms

    I’m so confused as to why her vocals sound so seductive. It’s not vulnerable it sounds like shes rolling around a bed waiting for someone to tame that kitty kat. Maybe she didn’t understand the song? Don’t know why else she’d go this route. I like the change up in the production though and the experimenting.

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  34. Cindy M.

    THE MOST HORRIBLE VERSION I HAVE EVER HEARD!!! That is SO disrespectful to Amy…

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