On Saturday night, Beyonce shared the spotlight on her Instagram and posted a sneak peak at the trailer for Fifty Shades of Grey, the Twilight-fanfiction-turned-erotic-publishing-sensation that’s now headed to the big screen in 2015. The video shows brief clips from the film accompanied by what sounds like a goth rendition of Beyonce’s 2003 hit “Crazy In Love” and the hashtag #fiftyshades. We’ll probably hear more from Bey when the Fifty Shades of Grey trailer formally arrives this Thursday, July 24th.
Beyoncé’s connection with the adaptation’s soundtrack was initially hinted back in March when Beyoncé’s “Haunted” popped up in Fifty Shades footage that premièred at CinemaCon. While Beyoncé didn’t elaborate on more details last night regarding her contribution to the Fifty Shades soundtrack – she didn’t even confirm whether or not she’d be on the disc – it’d be strange if Beyoncé wasn’t involved and was simply getting fans hyped for the film’s trailer by posting the teaser.Rita Ora, who will appear in the film, also reposted the same clip.
Beyoncé is no stranger to soundtracks, but Fifty Shades of Grey is a rare instance where the singer contributes a track to a film that she doesn’t also appear in. In 2002, Beyoncé recorded for “Work It Out” and “Hey Goldmember” to accompany her big screen debut in Austin Powers in Goldmember, and for 2006’s The Pink Panther, Knowles offered up “A Woman Like Me” and the Number One single “Check On It.”