March 17, 2013

Hear New Sound: Beyoncé's "Bow Down / I Been On"

Ahead of her world tour which kicks off in mid-April, the well-oiled Beyoncé PR machine has restarted its engines for the occasion by rolling out a brand new single, possibly off her forthcoming fifth LP due out later this year. "Bow Down / I Been On" stirs up the Beyhive with some fierce words ("I took some time to live my life / But don't think I'm just his little wife / Don't get it twisted / This my shit / Bow down, bitches...") for those who've relegated her to the position as "Jay-Z's wife" since the hip-pop power couple tied the knot and started a family following the success of her acclaimed 2011 effort 4 (in turn, mucking up some irony in calling her upcoming global trek "The Mrs. Carter Show.") Hit-Boy, who helmed Kanye West and Mr. Carter's Watch the Throne collab "N****s In Paris" as well as Cruel Summers' all-star team effort "Clique," provides the ricocheted bombast and fluttering comedown production behind B's new anthem. On your knees, below...

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