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Hear Beyoncé’s collaboration with the Isley Brothers


Earlier in the week, Beyoncé entered the history books by becoming only the fourth female to ever have ten number one singles in the R&B charts, joining legends like Aretha Franklin. Now, she has travelled back in time in a different way, by teaming up with the legend, Ronald Isley.

The new retro-sounding single ‘Make Me Say it Again Girl’ is a reworking of the Isley Brothers classic ‘Make Me Say It Again Girl, Pts. 1 & 2′, lifted from their 1975 album The Heat Is On.

With the Isley Brothers also recently working with Snoop Dogg on ‘Friends & Family’, it represents somewhat of a rebirth for the 1970s staple outfit and their smooth cruising R&B sounds. 

Apparently, it was Beyoncé’s mother who brought the generations together for the new track. “Tina Knowles-Lawson was very influential in getting this record started and getting it to the point where we are now,” Kandy Isley told Billboard.

Adding: “She has a love for the Isley Brothers and her daughter grew up listening to this type of music.”

You can check out the swaying single below. It’s a beat ripe for summer and fit for any playlist, period.