Beyonce's '4': 'Rather Die Young' (LISTEN)

06/19/2011 12:53 pm ET | Updated Aug 19, 2011
  • Posted Jun 19th 2011 9:00AM by Georgette Cline The Boombox

The youthful and flirty fun heard on Destiny's Child songs are a far cry from the collection of odes heard on Beyonce's new effort, '4,' which makes its debut on June 24. The passionate chanteuse has her head deeply wrapped around love, every good and bad part of it all.

On 'Rather Die Young,' one of the album's featured songs, Bey sings over a Jeff Bhasker-crafted beat that oozes some of the twangy soul reminiscent of the 1970s. The Superpower Horns -- made up of Cole Kamen-Green, Alex Asher and Josiah Woodson all on trumpets, Nick Videen on tenor and alto saxophone and Drew Sayers on tenor and baritone saxophone -- lend their skills to support the R&B beauty's vocals.

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