She's been busy being a mother to Blue Ivy for the past year but on Sunday Beyoncé posted a snippet of her new music to her website.
The 31-year-old singer released a recording entitled Bow Down / I Been On, along with a picture of herself as a child,with a room full of trophies behind her.
The new track addresses her absence from the music industry and asserts her authority as Queen Bey of the charts, but the music is already causing controversy and dividing fans.
New music: Beyoncé has debuted some new music to her website and it's set to divide fans
The lyrics include the lines: 'I know when you were little girls you dreamt of being in my world. Don’t forget it. Respect that. Bow Down b******.'The three minute, 34 second clip also includes: 'I took my time to live my life but don’t think I’m just his little wife. Don’t get it twisted this is my sh*t.'
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British fans might be familiar with some of the music in the second portion of the recording, it aired on 02 priority adverts to promote the singer's UK tour dates, earlier this year.
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It appears that the music is actually sections from two different songs, Bow Down is said to have been produced by Hit-Boy and Beyoncé is said to have worked with Timbaland on I Been On.
She's a fan: Cheryl Cole tweeted a link to the music and posted some of the lyrics
While fans seemed dived on the new track, the signer has at least one celebrity fan - Cheryl Cole tweeted a link to Beyoncé's website and posted the controversial lyrics to her Twitter page.
Plenty of the Destiny's Child star's fans welcomed the new music with one listener writing: 'Sorry I'm not sorry that @beyonce is a trend-setter and doesn't sound like everyone else. It's about changing the game #beyhive.'But not everyone was enamored with the musical offerings and one fan tweeted: 'how can u sing at the presidents inauguration then release this disgusting, offensive song @beyonce? I'm genuinely shocked.' (sic)But some fans suggested that the singer hadn't gone far enough and if she was a male music artist she wouldn't be on the end of such criticism.
One fan posted: 'Miss me with the "she's so arrogant" mess. Were she a man, this would scarcely be an issue. Beyonce isn't arrogant enough. #BowDown' (sic)It seems that some listeners were confused by the track including Radio 1 DJ Scott Mills who tweeted: 'Is that Beyonce song a joke?'
- 2013/03/18(月) 15:17:07|