Beyonce Releases Alternate Version of ‘Run the World (Girls)’ Video
A new version of Beyonce's 'Run the World (Girls)' video has been released, featuring the R&B diva in never-before-seen dance sequences.
The "deluxe cut" is quite different from the original, offering more solo choreographed scenes. The alternate version also includes the French dance duo Les Twins -- Laurent and Larry Bourgeois -- who, according to PopEater, danced on stage with Beyonce at her headlining Glastonbury appearance last weekend.
"It's definitely riskier than something a bit more … simple," the singer told Billboard of the song in May. "I just heard the track and loved that it was so different: it felt a bit African, a bit electronic and futuristic. It reminded me of what I love, which is mixing different cultures and eras -- things that typically don't go together -- to create a new sound."
It's clear that Beyonce learned several different dance numbers for this project, resulting in enough material to span two versions of the video. 'Run the World (Girls)' was the first single to be released from the 29-year-old's fourth studio album, '4,' which dropped on June 28. The song arrived early on April 21, to account for a leak of the single that hit the Web three days earlier.
Watch the Alternate Version of Beyonce's 'Run the World (Girls)' Video