Beyoncé releases new album “Lemonade”.

BEYONCE LEMONADE

We could have expected that! The same night that she premiered her HBO special documentary “Lemonade”, Queen Bee decided to Beyoncé (a new verb meaning “dropping by surprise”) her new album. The LP, which is also named “Lemonade”, is now available via Columbia/Parkwood with a streaming exclusivity on Tidal. It features beautiful people such as Jack White (who is also a co-investor in TIDAL), James Blake, Kendrick Lamar, and The Weeknd.

“Lemonade” is described as a visual album. The hour-long televised docu-style that was aired during a HBO special show featured all the songs with accompanying videos for each of them.

Beyoncé said about the whole project:

It is a conceptual project based on every woman’s journey of self-knowledge and healing.

The film features appearances from Amandla Stenberg, Quvenzhané Wallis, Zendaya, Trayvon Martin, Tamir Rice and Mike Brown‘s mothers and of course her husband Jay-Z. The tennis champion Serena Williams is also present as she mentioned it yesterday on Twitter.

Stream the entire album “Lemonade” here (for Tidal subscribers):

Lemonade:

01 Pray You Catch Me
02 Hold Up
03 Don’t Hurt Yourself [ft. Jack White] 04 Sorry
05 6 Inch [ft. The Weeknd]06 Daddy Lessons
07 Love Drought
08 Sandcastles
09 Forward [ft. James Blake]10 Freedom [ft. Kendrick Lamar]11 All Night
12 Formation

As a reminder, Beyoncé also dropped by surprise her previous eponymous excellent album in 2013. And, by the way, “Formation“, which was featured in our HighClouds30, is also featured on “Lemonade”!