Leave it to Bey to drop a brand spanking new album on us with no warning.
Just after midnight on the east coast, the singer suddenly released her fifth album, a 14-track self-titled album on iTunes without any pre-promotion. Details are still emerging on confirmed producers, but guests credited on the “exclusive visual album” are Jay Z, Drake, Frank Ocean and a special cameo by daughter Blue Ivy.
The album, which the singer describes in her Instagram announcement as a “visual album” includes a music video, along with three bonus video including our favorite track, “Grown Woman.”
“I see music,” Beyonce said in a video announcing the album on her Facebook page, dubbed “Self-Titled, Part 1.” “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.”
Here is the full track list.
1. Pretty Hurts
3. Drunk in Love (feat. Jay Z)
5. No Angel
9. Mine (feat. Drake)
11. ***Flawless (feat. Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche)
12. Superpower (feat. Frank Ocean)
14. Blue (feat. Blue Ivy)