Beyonce Releases Director’s Cut of ‘1+1′ Video
Beyonce has released a director's cut of her '1+1' video, which is actually quite different from the Laurent Briet original.
In this version, fans will notice that the R&B star tones down the shine in the beginning of the clip and is featured more au naturale. The sparkle effects in the background also get nixed for this cut, which was unveiled on YouTube on Tuesday.
The video incorporates a lot more black-and-white footage, including additional shots with the hunky man that has Bey all riled up. The mom-to-be is also noticeably not making love to a waterfall in this version, and gone are the colorful slow-motion mirrored images that dominate the second half of the original.
The director's cut portrays the song in a more raw and organic manner, and while it still uses a handful of tricks, it seems less self-indulgent that what was released in August. But don't worry, Beyonce is still as sensual as ever in the clip.
The 30-year-old first debuted the '4' track in May, and while it was never an official single, the song was used to promote the star's latest LP. The emotional tune has been well-received by fans and critics alike, despite never peaking beyond No. 57 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Watch the Director's Cut of Beyonce's '1+1' Video