Gordon, who co-wrote 'Sorry' from 'Lemonade,' name checks Bey in 'The Legend Of'
Beyoncé collaborated with a prestigious list of musicians on her album Lemonade including Jack White and Kendrick Lamar, but she also worked with a slew of up-and-comers. Among them was songwriter Diana Gordon, who has worked with Mary J. Blige and Alicia Keys and contributed the infamous “Becky with the good hair” lyric to Beyoncé’s “Sorry.” Now, Gordon has shared new music of her own.
Though Gordon has previously released music under the moniker Wynter, the track she dropped Monday is her first under her own name. “The Legend Of” synthesizes soulful vocal harmonies and skittering drum beats in ways similar to Beyoncé’s recent work. And Queen Bey even gets a shoutout: “I just got a fat check from Beyoncé!” Gordon brags on the song.
Gordon also published a lengthy note on her website giving context to the autobiographical song. “I turned my pain into stories and my stories into songs and sold them to the highest bidder,” she wrote. “I had the most famous people in the world telling my story. Meanwhile nobody knew who I was. Including me.”
Head over to Gordon’s website to read her statement, and listen to “The Legend Of” below.[soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/274876217" params="auto_play=false&hide_related=false&visual=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&color=ff5500" width="100%" height="166" iframe="true" /]