Watch Beyonce’s “Formation” Video
Right off the bat, the singer comes out hard over the dense, bass-pumping Ear Drummers instrumental, which samples NOLA mainstay Big Freedia. "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," Jay's bae croons.
She later sings about having a "hot sauce in her bag, swag" and makes it very clear that she slays at any and every opportunity she gets. Swae Lee of Rae Sremmurd co-wrote the new banger.
The high def video takes place in a number of locations in New Orleans and is clearly a nod to Beyonce's Southern roots. In one shot, she sits on top of a car in the middle of what looks like a flooded out area. Seconds later, she's posted up wearing all-white looking like a dainty Southern bell. In another scene, she busts moves with a number of dancers in an empty pool.
The song is now available for download on Tidal. The timing of the track's release may have been planned accordingly. There are rumors Bey will make a live debut of the song during her halftime show performance tomorrow during Super Bowl 50.
It's about that time for Jigga's ol' lady to drop a new project. Her last album, the self-titled Beyonce, dropped in 2013.
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