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The Isley Brothers reimagine a 1975 classic with Beyonc [listen]

12/08/2022

The Isley Brothers reimagine a 1975 classic with Beyonc [listen] R&B legends The Isley Brothers have teamed up with Beyonc on a duet of their 1975 classic, Make Me'. Have a listen

by Naledi de Wee

12-08-2022 10:33

in Music

The Isley Brothers have teamed up with Beyonc on a duet of their classic 1975 single, Make Me Say It Again'. Image via Twitter @BeyonceCrave

Following the successful release of her seventh studio album, Renaissance, Beyonc has teamed up with R&B legends, The Isley Brothers on a new single. The Grammy award-winning duo reimagined their 1975 classic, Make Me Say It Again, with Beyonc . Speaking to Billboard, Ronald Isley's wife, Kandy, said the singer's mother cried after hearing the track.

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ALSO READ: Beyonce's Break my soul' bows at No. 1 on Billboard

ISLEY BROTHERS REIMAGINE A 1975 CLASSIC WITH BEYONC The Isley Brothers, made up of Ronald and Ernie Isley, have been active in the music industry since 1955. The group is best known for their singles Busted, It's Your Thing, Twist and Shout and This Old Heart of Mine.

Speaking to Billboard about their collaboration with Beyonc , The Isley Brothers said Make Me Say It Again was the right song for a duet.

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It's probably one of the greatest songs that Ernie wrote. And when we've performed the song in concert, the response has been unbelievable. So this was the right song to do, said Ronald.

When it came time for us to record Make Me then, it was flawless. Now, this duet is a whole redefinition of the song that many people will be hearing for the very first time. And this new version is the mountain top, added Ernie.

BEYONC 'S MOTHER REACTS TO MAKE ME SAY IT AGAIN, GIRL' Ronald Isley's wife and manager, Kandy, said Beyonc 's mother, Tina Knowles- Lawson, was very influential in putting together the duet. Knowles-Lawson was on a rollercoaster of emotions when she heard the song for the first time.

She has a love for the Isley Brothers and her daughter grew up listening to this type of music. All we can say is that God's hands was on the whole project. And the fact that they are giving us permission to put it out as this time is just overly special, said Kandy.

Beyonc 's mother texted us to say how much they were crying over the record when Beyonc played it for them, expressed Ronald.

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LISTEN TO MAKE ME SAY IT AGAIN' FEATURING BEYONC HERE

ALSO READ: Queens unite! Beyonc teams up with Madonna on Break My Soul' remix

BREAK MY SOUL' REMIX Beyonc 's seventh studio album, Renaissance, was officially released on Friday 29 July. The 16-track album is made up of electronic/pop songs, with standouts like Heated, Church Girl and Virgo's Groove.

To celebrate the release, the 28-time Grammy winner heavily sampled Madonna's classic Vogue for The Queen's Remix of Break My Soul. In the song, the singer gives shoutouts to the likes of Alicia Keys, Lizzo, Chloe & Halle and jazz legend Nina Simone.

LISTEN TO THE TRACK HERE

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