When you’re half of one of the richest and most successful couples in the world, what do you get your significant other on your anniversary? If you’re Beyoncé, you write them a song and set the internet on fire.
Today marks the nine-year wedding anniversary of Beyoncé and husband Jay Z, who despite 90 per cent of the lyrical connotations from Bey’s 2016 Lemonade album appear to still be going as strong as ever. Apparently we should be focusing more on “All Night” than “Sorry.”
Dropping the new video for “Die With You” on hubby Jay Z’s Tidal streaming service, Beyoncé shares personal photos and videos of the couple and their daughter, Blue Ivy. Marking their anniversary, the video includes footage of the pair getting matching ‘IV’ tattoos to mark their wedding date of April 4.
The video for “Die With You” opens with Beyoncé sitting at a piano with a microphone, where she begins to play the soft ballad. Lyrically, the song is about as devoted as you can get to another person, with lyrics like “I don’t really need myself / If I don’t need you” bordering on unhealthy. But love, right?
In addition to the new music and video for “Die With You,” Beyoncé’s anniversary celebration also includes a new playlist on Tidal, which features music from Robin Thicke, Sade, Marvin Gaye, D’Angelo, and Bey and Jay Z’s besties Kanye West and Chris Martin’s Coldplay. Canadian singer Feist is also included on the playlist thanks to her 2007 track “The Limit to Your Love.”
Today’s new video for “Die With You” is the latest surprising release from the typically guarded popstar. Beyoncé has posted a number of personal videos to her Instagram page and on her website since announcing her pregnancy with twins earlier this year. Most recently, the star has pictures of herself with daughter Blue Ivy, including the two attending the premiere of Beauty and the Beast.