Yesterday, we learned that Destiny’s Child had gotten together to record their first new track since 2004, and that it’d show up on a new collection called Love Songs. And earlier today, news circulated that the group would reunite during Beyoncé’s Super Bowl Halftime Show performance. And just now, that song, the Pharrell-produced “Nuclear,” hit the internet. For all the hoopla surrounding the song, it’s an oddly low-impact piece of music, a breezy and soft pledge of devotion over a rattling breakbeat that reminds me of Soul II Soul. Given how huge this song is seemingly predestined to be, you’d think someone could’ve workshopped that hook a little bit longer. I don’t know; maybe it’ll grow on me. In any case, you can hear the song below.
Love Songs is out 1/29 on Sony Legacy.