Listen to Beyoncé’s new song, “Rise Up”
by Tyler Munro
June 5, 2013
Beyoncé’s Epic character, Queen Tara
If there’s one thing Beyoncé’s good at, it’s everything. But chief among them is her music, even if we’re not entirely sold on this new Queen B vibe she’s running with with her newest material. New song “Rise Up” is the iffiest of the bunch, with Knowles projecting herself further into Oprah-inspired territory, howling along after-school special infused acoustic guitar.
By the end, though, it comes together. I can’t explain how it happened, but I typed this entire paragraph while twirling gracefully, hands in the air, mouth agape and rain pouring triumphantly over me. No small feat, since I was inside.
Anyways, this new cut is off the Epic soundtrack, a movie that also stars Beyoncé as—get this—a queen. Ohhh. That explains the whole mother matriarch thing! Forget all that stuff about the twirling then.