“I am so proud to announce the first original Destiny’s Child music in eight years!” posted Beyonce on Facebook yesterday. WELL WE’RE ALL PROUD TOO, B. “Nuclear”, the new release from the R&B power group, is the first to come from Destiny’s Child since the band decided to go their separate ways in the 2006.
The track opens with a Destiny’s Child trademark sultry three way harmony, and just when you think you’re about to be hit with the next Stand Up For Love-esque ballad, in come the mid-tempo jungle inspired beats which have got Pharrell Williams written all over them. Is this a good thing? Absolutely.
Okay, admittedly I think the world agrees we were all expecting them to return with something a bit… bigger? Maybe more fireworks? Beyonce being fired out of a cannon? Some critics are even asking whether Destiny’s Child still have what it takes to stand up to today’s R&B chart toppers (Rita Ora and Rihanna for instance). I think the answer is obvious.
The girls (wait, I think they might be women now?) are set to release their forthcoming album “Love Songs” on the 29th of January, here’s the set list:
1. ‘Cater 2 U’
2. ‘Killing Time’
3. ‘Second Nature’
5. ‘Now That She’s Gone’
6. ‘Brown Eyes’
9. ‘If You Leave’ (feat Next)
12. ‘Say My Name’ (Timbaland Remix)
Fingers crossed this is the first of many exciting things to come from Destiny’s Child in 2013. WELCOME BACK!