Run the World (Girls)

New Music: Beyoncé - 'Run the World (Girls)' [Official Premiere]

  /  04.21.2011

Run the World (Girls)

After an early version leaked online, Beyoncé takes things back into her own hands, officially premiering “Run the World (Girls),” the first single from her as-yet-untitled fourth album. The Destiny’s Child diva picks up where “Single Ladies” left off, creating another girl power anthem for the dance floor.

Written by The-Dream and Beyoncé and produced by Switch (M.I.A., Santigold), Shea Taylor, and B, “Girls” borrows its hypnotizing beat from Major Lazer’s “Pon de Floor.”

“My persuasion can build a nation/ Endless power, without love we can devour/ You’ll do anything for me,” declares the femme fatale, who wields her power over the opposite sex.

“Who run this motha?” she repeatedly asks. This summer, the answer is B.


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