Last month, when The-Dream previewed a handful of tracks off his upcoming IV Play album, one that caught plenty of folks’ attention was “Fire,” a sultry track that featured vocals from a breathy Beyoncé.
Well, on Tuesday (May 14), a snippet of another collaboration between the two — a slithering, snake-charmer sex-jam called “Turnt” — began making the rounds … and this one manages to raise the temperature even more.
Over a slowly simmering beat, Beyoncé takes on the advances of a would-be lover and proclaims “People think I’m crazy, but I love you ’cause you’re crazy too.” As slinky keyboards slowly unfurl, The-Dream shows up to boast about his prowess — he’s the reason all of these cute girls got babies, just in case you were wondering — and the track carnally clicks along. Turn the lights down low. Take your time with it. We definitely need a cold shower after listening to this one.
But is the song — which reportedly also features 2 Chainz, though he isn’t heard on the preview — legit? Well, according to a spokesperson for The-Dream, the answer is yes.
After plenty of delays (and a name change,) IV Play is finally set to hit stores on May 28. “Turnt” is on there, and there could be plenty more collabos between The-Dream and Beyoncé coming soon. Earlier this year, the man known as Terius Nash told MTV News that he and Bey are working on making “music that feels good” for her upcoming album.
“If you seen [Beyoncé's HBO doc, "Life is but a Dream,"], which was great, we had been talking about doing something that showcases who she is and what she wants because we see those figures that are so out of the stratosphere,” he said. “She’s just shooting to be regular and OK and not trying to appease everybody … “You have to appease yourself and your soul for doing it.”
Listen to the snippet here: