1. Future wrote a song that sounds a whole lot like Beyoncé’s “Drunk in Love.”
It’s called “Good Morning” and he performed it over the weekend at a Spin party in Austin. It was produced by Detail, one of the guys behind “Drunk in Love,” and was recorded for Future’s upcoming album Honest, but ultimately cut from the track list. The songs have a lot in common: They’re about being so in love that you’re super, super horny, and notably both have the characteristically Future so-childlike-it’s-really-deep lyric: “We be all night.”
2. Future’s song and Beyoncé’s song were written around the same time.
On stage in Texas, Future explained: “I was recording with this producer by the name of Detail, we was working on the ‘Drunk in Love.’ And we started working on this other record at the same time, and then once ‘Drunk in Love’ came out, it pushed this song to the side, but at the same time it’s one of my favorite songs that didn’t make the album.”
3. Wait, did Future write “Drunk in Love”?
Well, no. Or if he did, that’s a secret. He wasn’t one of that song’s eight credited songwriters. And even though Future said “we was working on the ‘Drunk in Love’” in public, his rep tells BuzzFeed “he was NOT involved in working on ‘Drunk in Love.’”
4. So, something is fishy here — why do the two songs sound so much alike?
It’s hard to know! Future recorded “Good Morning” before “Drunk in Love” was recorded, says Future’s rep. Seemingly, Future just envisioned this song, like some kind of psychic medium. Or maybe Detail just had both Future and Bey listen to the same reference track, and they both nailed it?
5. Just saying, Future has predicted the future before.
In an interview with Hot 97’s Angie Martinez last year, he said he knew he’d marry Ciara the first time he met her. He and Ciara reenacted that first meeting, and made fun of Future’s future-seeing, in Ciara’s “Body Party” video.
6. So, “Good Morning” may not ever come out, and it’s not “Drunk in Love,” but it is really good.
While “Drunk in Love” is all about the sloshy highs of monogamous love and sex, “Good Morning” touches on how raw real love can be. To the woman he would do anything to wake up next to, Future sings: “Ain’t neither one of us perfect / We just scratching the surface / You would think we did it on purpose / I don’t know if it’s virtue / I don’t know if I hurt you / Everything is worth it.”
Plus, don’t forget: Future released an excellent “Drunk in Love” cover, basically a duet with himself.