Beyoncé Channels Nancy Sinatra For An ‘On The Run’ HBO Teaser

Bey casually slays her cover of 'Bang Bang.'

Just in case we didn’t have enough glorious footage from the “On The Run” tour to be appropriately hyped for the HBO special that Beyoncé and Jay Z have been teasing, they’ve given us a little more.

In a new clip to promote the concert special, Beyonce is doing her best Nancy Sinatra impression—and it just works.

It seems like Beyoncé might actually be incapable of doing anything wrong at this point, but there’s something especially poignant about her rendition of Sinatra’s “Bang Bang.” It’s only a brief snippet of the song, but her stylization as a 1960s singer in sequins and a perched veil help add to the aura of mystique that the tour has already cultivated, and the supercut of performance footage that follows only enhances that.

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If you’re unfamiliar with the song, you can hear Nancy’s original version here. Perhaps Beyonce didn’t want Lana Del Rey to be the only one tapping into the iconic singer’s legacy.

Because Bey has gone in more of a hip-hop and huge pop direction with her new album, it’s easy to forget that she still fiercely shines on subdued, intense ballads. That might be the real reason she’s brought “Resentment” back into her set—to show off this set of skills—and not because of any divorce rumors. She’s pretty much shut down the divorce rumors by now anyway.

Watch the clip below and bask in Beyoncé’s smoldering sexiness for yourself. The sexual tension in this shot alone should have divorce shippers backing off.

The special will air on HBO on September 20 at 9 p.m. and it will draw on performances from the “On The Run” tour dates in Paris on September 12 and 13—so watch for any special stunts on those dates.

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