Beyonce has released the first new song from the sessions leading up to her upcoming fifth solo album.
Though there’s no guarantee it’ll arrive on the CD, “Bow Down/I Been On” is the first new music fans have heard from Bey since the release of her 2011 LP, “Four.”
Produced by Hit Boy, the track is a gritty, Houston rap-tinged track that features Bey growling, “Bow down, b*tches” on multiple occasions. In another line, she’s possibly referencing the shadow of Jay-Z: “I took some time to live my life, don’t think I’m just his little wife.”
It mainly uses Beyonce’s through only the first minute, before devolving into what sounds more like a Hit Boy mixtape track. The California-born producer is best known for producing hits like Jay-Z and Kanye West’s “Ni**as in Paris,” West’s “Clique” and Lil’ Wayne’s “Drop the World.”
Beyonce kicks off her “Mrs. Carter World Tour” on June 28 in Los Angeles.
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