According to music critic Allison Stewart, “Beyonce just kills this otherwise unremarkable ballad. She knows it, and she knows you know it. Her obvious pride in her abilities, in her Beyonce-ness, informs every note, but it doesn’t seem showoff-y. It’s just sweet.”
And though the single barely made a dent on the charts, it clearly struck a chord with industry folks, including other singers who quickly hit up You Tube to upload their own version of the song.
I didn’t particularly care for “1+1” until I heard Q Parker from 112 perform it. It was then that I gave Beyonce’s version another listen and grew to actually love it. The heart and soul she puts into the song is just amazing.
Good choice on the part of The Washington Post.