Ten years after releasing “Sweet Dreams” on 2008’s I Am…Sasha Fierce, Beyoncé stans were left puzzled this week when a “new” remix popped up on streaming services.
The mysterious surprise remix to “Sweet Dreams” appeared on Apple Music, Tidal and iTunes, credited to “IDS” on Tidal and copyright attributed to “℗ 2018 Beyonce” on Apple Music and iTunes. But according to Beyonce’s reps (as told to Pitchfork), the “Formation” singer had nothing to do with the random release.
Even for Queen Bey–who is known for her surprise drops–this just seems odd. If someone pulled the trigger too soon for a possible remix project that’s unfortunate. But if that wasn’t the case, the bigger question is how did the song get on Beyoncé’s official pages? The fact that the remix was apparently fake and not affiliated with Yoncé or her team raises more questions than it answers.
Bey hasn’t dropped an album since 2016’s LEMONADE. However, she has been active of late, collaborating with the likes of Ed Sheeran (“Perfect“), Eminem (“Walk On Water“) and J Balvin (“Mi Gente Remix“). This April, she is set to headline Coachella.
Listen to the remixed version of “Sweet Dreams” below.