BEYONCÉ || LEMONADE

When life gives you lemons…make lemonade.

After Beyoncé dropped her single and video for “Formation” awhile back you knew something big was coming and the Queen certainly did not disappoint.

On April 23, Beyoncé released her album Lemonade on an HBO special which was filled with stunning visuals that gave us a look into what may be going on in the songstress’ life behind closed doors.

If you’re like me and already saw Lemonade then the first thing that popped into your head while watching was “Damn did Jay cheat? Are they divorcing?!” Say it aint so!

This was an incredibly raw visual album taking us on an emotional roller coaster from anger to emptiness to forgiveness, hope and finally redemption-there was not one single emotion missed throughout this heart-breaking story she decided to share with her fans.

One thing I love about Beyoncé is that she’s not afraid to go there and take risks. She’s unapologetic about being real, about being hurt, about being strong, about being human and in this generation that’s something revolutionary. To be able to channel your feelings into your art and not be afraid to express that to the world is very admirable and there’s even something empowering about possessing that quality.

With features from Jack White, The Weeknd, James Black and Kendrick Lamar, Lemonade is dark, deep, sad, badass, legit, powerful and beautiful all wrapped up into 12 tracks.

I don’t think there’s a single song on here someone can’t relate to. “Sorry” is one of my favorites, I’m all about Girl Anthems and feeling empowered to be a strong, independent woman. The visual for it is pretty sick as well, Beyoncé had Serena Williams by her side twerking and a bus filled with a girl gang flippin’ the bird to all the f#ck boys out there. YASS ladies YASS!

“Middle fingers up, put them hands high
Wave it in his face, tell him, boy, bye
Tell him, boy, bye, middle fingers up
I ain’t thinking ’bout you

Sorry, I ain’t sorry
Sorry, I ain’t sorry
I ain’t sorry, nigga, nah
I ain’t thinking ’bout you
Sorry, I ain’t sorry
Sorry, I ain’t sorry
No no, hell nah”

“6 Inch” is obviously another stand out for me because it features my favorite artist, The Weeknd. With a moody, sexy video to go along with it, Queen B basically expresses that she’s a Boss Ass Bitch that works hard for her money therefore she has every right to flaunt it. SLAY.

Beyoncé
“Six inch heels, she walked in the club like nobody’s business
Goddamn, she murdered everybody and I was her witness

The Weeknd
“She’s stacking money, money everywhere she goes
You know, pesos out of Mexico
De uno, commas and them decimals
She don’t gotta give it up, she professional
She mixing up that Ace with that Hennessy
She love the way it tastes, that’s her recipe
Rushing through her veins like it’s ecstasy, oh no
She already made enough but she’ll never leave”

The more emotional tracks off the album such as “Sandcastles” taps into B’s more vulnerable side and the visual for it is probably the most touching featuring Jay Z.

“We built sand castles that washed away
I made you cry when I walked away
And although I promised that I couldn’t stay, baby
Every promise don’t work out that way, oh, babe
Every promise don’t work out that way

Dishes smashed on my counter from our last encounter
Pictures snatched out the frame
Bitch, I scratched out your name and your face
What is it about you that I can’t erase, baby?
Well every promise don’t work out that way, no no, babe
Well every promise don’t work out that way”

Whether or not there is truth to everything Beyoncé seems to be going through throughout the album or Jay Z and Bey are just marketing geniuses far ahead of the game, Lemonade has definitely made an impact but could we really have expected anything less from the Queen?

Beyoncé is goals for life.

Lemonade is now available on all platforms. Take a listen and look at the visual album for yourself and let me know if you’re feelin’ this Beyoncé?

http://listen.tidal.com/artist/1566/videos

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/lemonade/id1107429221?app=itunes

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