Jay-Z released the Pharell Williams-produced track, called ‘Glory feat. B.I.C.’ on his website on Monday morning following Blue’s birth late Saturday night. Like Stevie Wonder’s ‘Isn’t She Lovely,’ the song features some of the baby’s earliest burbles as a backing track.
Listeners can hear Jay-Z’s awe in every verse of his ode to baby joy. Little Blue is ‘everything I prayed for,’ ‘daddy’s little girl,’ and ‘a child of destiny.’ And boy, is he going to give this kid everything: ‘hard not to spoil you rotten, lookin’ like a little me,’ he lilts, then describes his vision of Blue at ‘two years old, shopping on Savile Row’.
The track discloses some deeply personal details about the normally publicity-shy couple’s life, including that Beyonce miscarried an earlier pregnancy. Jay-Z also sings about the circumstances of Blue’s conception: ‘You don’t yet know what swag is, but you was made in Paris and Mama woke up the next day and shot her album package.’
Parenthood by Jay-Z and Beyonce was always going to be different. Mainly, however, it’s clear that Jay-Z is feeling the same senses of delight and wonder at his newborn’s appearance as would any first-time parent.
‘The most amazing feeling I feel, words can’t describe what I’m feeling for real. Baby I’ll paint the sky blue. My greatest creation was you.’
All together now: aaaw...