Beyoncé and Andre 3000 have given Amy Winehouse's classic 'Black to Back' the remix edition. The two had previously worked together on her album, 4 for the song Party. A snippet of their collaboration was released to the web on April 21. The remake will appear on the forthcoming soundtrack for the movie The Great Gatsby starring Leonardo DiCaprio which is set to open May 10.
The reviews for the song, which originally appeared on the late singer's 2006 album of the same name has yielded in many opinions across the web. Some have hailed the cover while others have taken exception.
VIBE declared, "Beyonce and Andre 3000 slow down the original version like a heroin-laced outtake off of the Trainspotting soundtrack. Instead of belting her verse out, Beyonce whispers, while Andre 3000 buzzes over a nostalgic Aquemini leaky faucet beat."
However, the father of the soul singer was not impressed by what he heard from the 'Diva' songstress and the Outkast performer.
"I don't think she brings anything to it", Mitch told the Daily Mail. The elder Winehouse also added that he was not consulted over the song appearing on the Jay-Z directed project.
"I wasn't asked for my permission if they could record it."
He had made his dissatisfaction known in a series of tweets and even said that the 17-time Grammy winner should make a £100,000 donation to the charity organized in his daughter's name. Since that time, a financial agreement was reached between Winehouse and the film in order for the song to appear in the movie.
"They have got to pay for the privilege, which is what they are doing. I can't tell you how much it is but it's a lot of money," he said.
The soundtrack will be released on May 7.