Beyoncé had a successful career already as part of Destiny’s Child, but the trio had begun releasing solo material in order to boost the band’s profile. The move wound up boosting Beyoncé’s profile, no doubt, but Destiny’s Child released only one more album and Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams had less illustrious solo careers.
I’m not necessarily proud of that fact. In a way, it makes me feel like the clichéd grumpy old man who doesn’t understand what the kids are listening to. But, true to the spirit of that grumpy old man, I really do find it hard to believe people actually like some of those songs.
But occasionally a song breaks through, and I get what they hype is about. Which brings me to Beyoncé, and today’s Song of the Day, ‘Crazy in Love.’