Beyonce’s 1st single from her currently untitled fourth solo album is finally here (see video below to hear the song). It was produced by Switch and co-written by Terius Nash, AKA “The Dream.” The concept is fantastic, but the lyrics are overall very weak. I was surprised by how ill-written the song was; Beyonce` usually nails girl-power anthems. The production, although semi-infectious and aggressive, is just a recycling of Major Lazer’s “Pon De Floor” (also produced by Switch; see my blog post about lazy production:http://jsays.weebly.com/2/post/2011/03/divas-copying-divas.html). Although I was relieved that Beyonce` didn’t conveniently follow the techno-dance pop mold of today, “World” has the same problem musically as many techno tracks: it was repetitive and redundant. Furthermore, it feels like the song never begins; coming off like a long, 3 minute, 54 second intro. The vocal arrangement is unorganized, randomly shifts and doesn’t consistently blend well with the music. Beyonce` can do and has done better. In my opinion “World” is not a suitable lead single. Hopefully, the music video and the album’s subsequent singles will be better.