Just in time for Mardi Gras and her Super Bowl 50 performance, Beyoncé surprises us and shuts down the internet with her new video and single, “Formation.”
In the new visual, Beyoncé executes her signature moves in Victorian locations mixed with modern day, urban visuals of New Orleans neighborhoods. The video has a gritty attitude and an underlying dialogue that will give you the true essence of the south.
The Mike Will Made-It produced track focuses heavily on Beyoncé’s history and family. She shouts out her parents (“My daddy Alabama / Mama Louisiana”), her husband (“I’m so possessive so I rock his Roc necklaces”) and her home state (“You mix that negro with that Creole make a Texas bamma”) and even uses a sample from New Orleans bounce icon, Big Freedia.
It’s rumored Beyoncé will be performing her new track at the Super Bowl tomorrow [February 7, 2016]. With this being her first solo single since 2014, looks like Queen Bey’s back and ready to take over 2016.