You don’t really need to be an enigma once Beyoncé has introduced you to the world, but Boots doesn’t care about mystery as a gimmick. After all, his real name and appearance are out in the open. Born Jordan Asher, the 28-year-old songwriter got his break when Beyoncé heard his demos and tracked him down to collaborate on her self-titled album. He won’t say how she found him or why she selected him from the seemingly infinite sea of aspiring producers. He got lucky.
C.U.R.E. is a hip-hop-leaning number underlined by production that’s buzzing, urgent and anxious.