I haven’t had an opportunity to view Beyonce’s heralded stripped-down dressing room version of her new single, “1+1″.
However, when I listened to it this evening, I wish I had treated myself to this gem of a performance a few days ago. The song was recorded by her husband, Jay-Z, prior to her American Idol performance last Wednesday.
To say her singing was brilliant was an understatement. It is difficult to summarize and address the exceptional beauty of this acoustic performance.
Beyonce’s passion and artistry combined with the pitch perfect harmonic vocals of her background singers left me speechless.
To hear her vocalizing with such exquisite style and substance, without the assistance of fancy mikes and/or auto-tune, gives me hope for the future of vocal arts.
Special thank you to her husband for sharing this intimate performance of his wife to the world for all to cherish.