Happy Humpday Everyone! As some of you may know, it is Soul Music Wednesday! I truly believe soul music provides a spiritual experience for both the listener and vocalist alike. On Wednesdays, I like to share a featured love song and give my feedback on the record. Some of the songs will be old classics and others will be new favorites.
The song featured today is “Irreplacable”, sung by my favorite performer, Ms. Queen Bey herself. The song was written by Shaffer “Ne-Yo” Smith, Mikkel S. Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen, Espen Lind, Amund Bjorklund, and Beyonce Knowles and produced by Stargate, Beyonce, and Neyo. “Irreplaceable” was released in October of 2006 and featured on the album B’Day. Here is a link to the song is below…
Irreplaceable was a huge success for Mrs. Carter. The single sold over four million copies worldwide and charted at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart, becoming her fourth song to do do. The song garnered numerous awards and nominations with several wins for her efforts. Now as I said before, I am a big Beyonce fan and have been for many years. I am so proud of her growth and work ethic, constantly being mindful of her role as an inspiration. She truly believes in women empowerment and focuses her songs to encourage and uplift women and men all over the world.
While the song may lean slightly closer to the pop side of music as opposed to Soul/R&B, it does however address an issue many face in relationships. Oftentimes individuals will get comfortable, carrying on with the mindset that they are to good to be left or broken up with. A person should never allow themselves to become so arrogant that they believe such. While confidence is important, and many try to be the best they can be in relationships, one can never get too comfortable. Cheating is a deal breaker to some, but not all. Sometimes when someone has gotten away with it in past relationships, they believe that they can continue to do so in the future. Doing so with the belief that no one will ever leave them in spite of it because they will never find someone better. Mrs. Carter sings to discredit this belief. She aims to let a person know that no one is irreplaceable, and the thought of such is foolish. She also aims to let the man know that he doesn’t understand her value and worth, and that she would be able to find another man in an instant if she wished. While Beyonce sings from a female perspective, this song applies to both men and women. It is important to always know one’s worth, but to refrain from being too arrogant that you allow yourself to become a fool.