Hitmakers: Songwriter Carla Marie Williams reveals the secrets behind Beyoncé's Freedom

George Garner

Ihad already done [Naughty Boy’s 2015 hit single] Runnin’ with Beyoncé. When I first heard it I was drawn to tears. I was played the song by her A&R and I was like, ‘Oh my god’.

He said, ‘It’s real, go and tell everybody’. That put me on a Beyoncé mission. After that there was no fear because she’d already recorded something – my mission was to get her to record something again.    

She had a clear vision for ...

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