The day before Beyoncé is set to take the stage during the Coldplay-headlined Super Bowl 50 halftime show, the singer has surprised the world yet again by dropping her new single/video ‘Formation’ – her first new song since her “Beyoncé: Platinum Edition” was released in November 2014.
The new single is produced by Mike WiLL Made-It and the video was shot partially in New Orleans
where the artist also flexes her regality in the video, posing in a white lace Southern Belle gown in a posh room full of fan-waving debutantes in one scene and standing in the center of a pastel-hued masquerade ball in another.
There is also a charged political atmosphere in the video—released during Black History Month, Bey touches upon social movements and events like #BlackLivesMatter, Hurricane Katrina, and makes nods to the work of Martin Luther King Jr.
Blink and you might miss the brief cameo appearances by none other than the couple’s child Blue Ivy. So cute!
But seriously, why are we still talking about this? PRESS PLAY!
“Y’all haters corny with that illuminati mess
Paparazzi, catch my fly, and my cocky fresh
I’m so reckless when I rock my Givenchy dress (stylin’)
I’m so possessive so I rock his Roc necklaces
My daddy Alabama, Momma Louisiana
You mix that negro with that Creole make a Texas bamma”