An Illustrated Guide To Slowed-Down “Drunk In Love”

Cigars in pools of tepid water.

This is a slowed-down version of Beyoncé’s “Drunk in Love.”

There is so much going on here.

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1. This version is more like being drunk and in love with your ex.

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2. Or a very exhausted person at the end of a night of karaoke.

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3. There’s something about it that’s kinda like jumping in slow motion on a frozen trampoline.

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4. Or this carnival ride gone horribly wrong.

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5. The opening sounds like an accordion being played by a demon child.

Or being stepped on by the exhausted parent of said demon child.

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6. And when you’re about halfway through, it’s like you’re trying to wake up in the middle of the night from a drug-induced haze.

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7. It’s also akin to this driving experience:

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8. And towards the end, the carnival ride has gone to a bad place.

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9. And then, there’s this moment where it sounds like what you do when you’re too drunk to talk.

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10. And it’s slow and clumsy like you when you agree to go to a third bar on a Tuesday night.

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11. But there’s this part of it that’s somehow profound.

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12. No wait, it’s terrible. Not profound.

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13. Or is it…? Yeah, kinda like being on so many drugs that you can’t quite move.


This little guy is having trouble dealing with the weird effects in this track.

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14. Yes, it’s like that moment in a horror movie where the character approaches something scary.


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15. It’s kind of like Lil Wayne’s imagination on sizzurp.

What does Lil Wayne dream about? This song.

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16. Or a little dangerous, like playing laser tag but with one person who has a real gun.

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17. But there’s something intensely gratifying about it, too.


There’s a slow, sweet kind of weird thing going on.

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18. You know, it’s kind of like angry underwater Beyoncé.

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19. But really, the ultimate thing this reminds you of is that you better go listen to “Drunk in Love” because it is still the best jam.

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