domingo, 5 de agosto de 2012

Beyonce - If i were a boy history



"If I Were a Boy" fue escrito por Jean C. y Toby Gad , y es la única canción del disco que Knowles no co-escribió.  La mayoría de la letra fue escrita por Jean, fue inspirada por una mala ruptura.  Un día, mientras que Jean y Gad (su productor) fueron paseando por Times Square , se encontraron con una pizzería.  A pesar de la tentación, Jean se abstuvo de comer pizza porque estaba a dieta. Luego empezó a pensar acerca de cómo si, se tratara de un chico, se habría comido pizza sin arrepentimiento.  Después de reflexionar sobre la idea, pensó que si ella fuera realmente un chico, habría sido un hombre mejor que su amante del pasado .  Gad capturó las ideas de Jean en una grabadora de bolsillo, y se fueron a los estudios el mismo día. . Una vez allí, se le ocurrió la letra y la melodía en unos 15 minutos.Luego grabó la canción en menos de media hora, con Gad en la guitarra. Después de terminar su versión, la compañía de Jean rechazó la canción.



Después de que la versión de Jean de "If I Were a Boy" fue rechazada por su compañía discográfica, Jean estaba molesta, ya que Knowles había grabado la balada y la estaba remasterizandola. The Daily Telegraph informó que el padre de Knowles y el entonces gerente de Mathew Knowles, habían perseguido a los derechos de publicación de "If I Were a Boy", después de darse cuenta de que tenía potencial de para convertirse en un gran éxito, y se hizo con ellos a golpe de talonario.
Jean utilizó su Myspace cuenta para expresar su frustración: "He estado leyendo algunos de estos comentarios y para poner las cosas en su sitio...- SI YO FUERA UN CHICO es mi canción!!, sí, Yo escribí esta canción, es mi historia;.. muy dolorosa, y la canción es muy querida para mí.
Podeís escuchar la versión original en mi myspace "
La partes llegaron a un acuerdo donde entre otros incluiá  un dueto para el álbum debut de Jean, una vez que llegara a un contrato de grabación propio.
No se defiende mal la chica en español..para muestra...este botón.







"If I Were a Boy" was written by BC Jean and Toby Gad One day while Jean and Gad (her producer) were strolling around Times Square, they came across a pizzeria. Although tempted, Jean refrained from eating pizza because she was dieting. She then started thinking about how if she were a boy, she would have eaten pizza without regret.After reflecting on the idea, she thought that if she were indeed a boy, she would have been a better man than her past lover.Gad captured Jean's ideas on a pocket recorder, and they went to the studio the same day. Once there, she came up with the lyrics and melody in about 15 minutes. She then recorded the song in less than half an hour, with Gad on the guitar After completing her version, Jean's record company rejected the song
Gad and Jean had co-written 12 songs, including "If I Were a Boy". As the deal with Jean's record company fell apart, Gad took back the songs and marketed them to established artists. Knowles liked "If I Were a Boy" and recorded her own version of it for her then-upcoming album I Am... Sasha Fierce.Gad and Knowles produced it in 2008 at Roc the Mic Studios and Strawberry Productions in New York City and at GAD Studios in
Ibiza.[Gad did the musical arrangements, assisted in recording the music, and played the instruments alongside his brother Jens Gad and Reggie Syienc Jim Caruana recorded Knowles' vocals at Roc the Mic Studios.Mark"Spik Stent mixedthe track with assistance from Matt Green at The Record Plant in Los Angeles. "If I Were a Boy" was placed on the I Am... disc of I Am... Sasha Fierce, as it is a ballad that shows Knowles' insecurities about love,and the person she is "underneath all the makeup, underneath the lights and underneath all the exciting star drama".
In an interview with Essence magazine, Knowles said that "If I were a Boy" is "broad" and different from her previous releasesin the sense that it is not a traditional R&B song.She added "I had to try it, because I remember Aretha Franklin said a great singer can sing anything and make it her

own.  
  
"Knowles was also motivated by the fact that people had strong expectations from her as a singer. At that point of her career, she wanted to experiment with stronger lyrics, and record ballads in the vein of "If I Were a Boy" because, "the music and the emotion in the story is told  so much better. It's a better connection because you can hear it and it's not all these other distractions. I really wanted people to hear my voice and hear what I had to say."

Controversy

After Jean's version of "If I Were a Boy" was rejected by her record company, she was upset that Knowles had recorded the ballad and was releasing it. Roger Friedman wrote on the Fox News Channel website that Jean was not aware that Knowles recorded the song until a stranger informed her.The Daily Telegraph reported that Knowles' father and then-manager Mathew Knowles had pursued the publishing rights of "If I Were a Boy" after realizing that it had the potential to become a big hit. Jean used her Myspace account to express her frustration: "I have been reading some of these comments and to set the record straight from the horse's mouth – IF I WERE A BOY is my song; YES, I wrote this song; It is my story; a painful one, and the song is very dear to me. You can hear the original version on my myspace site."
 Friedman later reported that Knowles and Jean had come to terms. Part of their deal was that Knowles would record a duet for Jean's debut album, once she gets her own recording deal.