It’s Friday the 13th and Jason aint got nothing on Beyonce.
The soul diva released a top-secret, eponymous “visual album” on iTunes in the wee hours of the morning. She also released it with zero fanfare – a feat which seems almost impossible given the plethora of stars who collaborated with her on this project.
Exclusive to iTunes until December 20th, Beyonce’s fifth studio album includes 14 tracks and 17 videos, including cuts with Chicago’s own Michelle Williams, Drake, Frank Ocean, Pharrell Williams, Justin Timberlake, Timbaland, Kelly Rowland and the hubby, Jay Z. (Download it here.)
This is good news to the fans who scooped up tickets to her Mrs. Carter tour, which blows through the city tonight.
She posted a video about the release to her Facebook page, where she discussed wanting fans to “see the whole picture” rather than just download a 10-second snippet to their iPhone. She said she misses the days when people would listen to an entire album.
“I see music,” Beyonce said in the video. “It’s more than just what I hear. When I’m connected to something, I immediately see a visual or a series of images that are tied to a feeling or an emotion, a memory from my childhood, thoughts about life, my dreams or my fantasies. And they’re all connected to the music. It’s one of the reason I wanted to do a visual album. That vision in my brain is what I wanted people to experience for the first time.”
“I told my team I wanted to shoot a video for every song, and I wanted to put them all out at the same time.”
That said, we found snippets for many of the videos off her album. Check below. You’re welcome.
“Drunk In Love” featuring Jay Z
Beyoncé “Superpower” featuring Frank Ocean
“***Flawless” featuring Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
MIne, featuring Drake
Blue, featuring Blue Ivy
— Adrienne Samuels Gibbs