The Beyoncé Series

By: Gabriela Yareliz Our Beyoncé series is up. I am putting the songs we looked at in each post here for easy access and tabs. “Crazy In Love“: Dangerously In Love (looking at Beyoncé’s debut album, Jay-Z’s presence since the beginning, and infatuation). “Irreplaceable“: You Must Not Know ‘Bout Me (looking at Beyoncé’s brand of feminism,Continue reading “The Beyoncé Series”

Raw and Real

By: Gabriela Yareliz Part I: I Almost Loved You Okay, so we are back for our last post in the Beyoncé series, looking at a mélange of songs by Beyoncé, starting with “Best Thing I Never Had.” A song that made it to #16 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart according to Wiki. There isContinue reading “Raw and Real”

A Ray Of Sun

By: Gabriela Yareliz Mature love. Beyoncé’s “Halo” is not about first love, in fact, the protagonist of the video sings, “I swore I’d never fall again, but this don’t even feel like falling.” We see a woman whose walls have come down (we all have those walls). I love when Beyoncé sings, “I found aContinue reading “A Ray Of Sun”

You Must Not Know ‘Bout Me

By: Gabriela Yareliz Today, we are heading into Beyoncé’s B’day album– “Irreplaceable.” It’s a favorite that would always come on the radio when I was driving in my Drivers Ed class; a class which thoroughly traumatized me. This was the song I parallel parked to for the first time. Memories. “Irreplaceable” remains one of myContinue reading “You Must Not Know ‘Bout Me”

Dangerously In Love

By: Gabriela Yareliz Our next artist mini-series is based on a woman we don’t know much about. She barely gives interviews, and to be honest, what we do know about her (or speculate about her) is through her music. Beyoncé. She appeared out of nowhere, it felt like, after her career with Destiny’s Child, solo,Continue reading “Dangerously In Love”