Hear that? That’s the sound of the Internet freaking out over the release of “Nuclear,” the first new single from Destiny's Child in eight years. (Or maybe it's just this reporter.)
After a whirlwind 48 hours for DC-3 fans that included Beyoncé announcing the multi-platinum trio -- which went their separate ways in 2005 -- would release a new compilation and reunite during the singer's halftime performance at next month’s Super Bowl comes a new song, which was released to Mashable on Friday (warning: link contains profanity).
However, fans hoping for a swelling, fiery comeback that would rival sassy radio anthems such as “Bootylicious,” “Independent Woman Pt. I,” or “Lose My Breath” might be a bit disappointed with the Pharrell Williams-produced cut, which is a more low-key offering.
Co-written by Destiny's Child member Michelle Williams with James Fauntleroy and Lonny Bereal, the track offers a throwback to those ‘90s R&B grooves that will satisfy purists of the genre – especially those missing the honey-dipped harmonies the trio perfected.