“Cozy” by Beyoncé
What the title of this song (“Cozy”) points to, as relayed in the lyrics, is the vocalist being ‘comfortable in her skin’. As we have noted in the past, such themes are part and parcel of Beyoncé’s artistry, i.e. this being the type of message she is most known for.
In other words, in asserting that she’s “cozy” with herself, the vocalist is not coming off as if she is conceited or prideful, i.e. as if her self-esteem is founded in the reality that Knowles is in fact ridiculously rich and famous. Instead, what’s being put forth, specifically in the first verse, is that she’s paid her emotional dues. Or put otherwise, Beyoncé has also dealt with matters such as betrayals and toxic relationships – as we all have, if you will.
But the difference with her outlook is that she sees such experiences as having made her stronger. And yes, truth be told you are more inclined to feel that way, as if past pains were growing experiences, if at the end of the day you end up as successful as she is. But still, to reiterate as far as her usual style goes, Beyoncé is relaying such messages in the name of encouraging listeners likewise.
Don’t mess with my sister!
In the pre-chorus that follows, there’s a line where Queen B is basically threatening other people never to ‘f–k with her sis’. If that statement is to be taken literally, then said “sis” would most likely be a reference Solange. Solange is Beyoncé’s younger sibling who is a famous singer in her own right.
The internet being what it is, many people are speculating that Beyoncé is using the opportunity to harp back to the infamous elevator fight that Solange had with Jay-Z, the other popular musician in the family.
But again, that’s a matter of speculation, because what’s actually being explicitly expressed is Beyoncé’s willingness to defend her sister rather. And for those who believe she may be referring to Jigga, it should be noted that later in the second verse the singer mentions “yachting in Capri”, which is apparently a reference to a swanky trip she and Jay recently took together. So it wouldn’t be logical for her to both diss and big him up in the same song.
I Love my LGBT Community
As for the second verse, it has been reasonably theorized that the songstress is using the occasion to give a shoutout to the LGBT community. You will see that in the passage, she states a number of different colors – green, blue, black, white, brown, red, yellow – in addition to mentioning a “rainbow”. And whereas those aren’t necessarily the official rainbow flag colors, apparently one of the reasons that theory is feasible is because the subtheme of the verse, as with the song overall, is based on the notion of being proud of the “unique” hand nature has dealt you, so to speak.
When was “Cozy” released?
This song is the second on the playlist of Beyoncé’s “Renaissance”. “Renaissance” is the title of the seventh studio album of Beyoncé’s career. She officially released it through Columbia Records on 29 July 2022.
Even though the vocalist had teased the forthcoming of a project about a year prior, “Renaissance” still came as sort of a surprise.
“Cozy” is one of Renaissance‘s most liked tracks. Other popular tracks from the “Renaissance” project include:
Owing further credence to the notion that this song features a message catered to the LGBT community is the fact that one Ts Madison, a transgender celebrity, serves as an uncredited vocalist therein.
Those who both wrote and produced “Cozy” are Beyoncé and the following:
- Mike Dean
- Honey Dijon
- Luke Solomon
The other co-writers are Dave Giles II, Green Velvet and Cor.Ece, with Chris Penny serving as an additional producer.