Ten years after Beyoncé and Jay-Z first worked together on "'03 Bonnie And Clyde" the now-married pair reprised their roles on this tune. Beyoncé hadn't included a song with her husband on her previous two albums – their previous collaborations had been "Deja Vu" and "Upgrade U" from her B'Day set. However, Bey did contribute to Jay's Magna Carta Holy Grail track, "Part II (On The Run)" earlier in 2013.
One of the more overtly sexual tracks on the album, it finds Beyonce singing about making love while intoxicated over producer Noel "Detail" Fisher's shimmering synths and skittering drums. Jay takes things further rapping about "foreplay in the foyer" as well as a rhyme comparing Beyonce's breasts to breakfast (not a lyric we want to hear whilst eating the first meal of the day). He also makes one of his frequent Andy Warhol references (previous namechecks for the pop art artist include on "Illest Motherf---er Alive ("Basquiats, Warhols serving as my muses") and "Picasso Baby" ("Surrounded by Warhols, my whole team ball").
The Beyoncé album was released on December 13, 2013 with no advance notice. Little new music is released in mid-December, so it got plenty of attention. None of the tracks were designated as singles, but "Drunk In Love" proved to be the most popular song based on radio play and downloads. Typically, radio stations get songs before they are released, but the album was sent to stations and issued digitally at the same time. Radio programmers scrambled to get the songs on their playlists, and often explained the surprise release on the air, which helped stoke the promotional fire. By Monday, the album had sold over 617,000 copies on iTunes.
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