This a not a drill! Beyonce’s much-anticipated fifth studio album — self-titled as it turns out — was mysteriously thrown on iTunes tonight (December 12) without so much as a press release to announce its arrival (although one came later). At first, fans thought it was a mistake but Mrs. Carter jumped on Instagram to announce the project.
Bey’s ambitious 14-song ‘visual album’ (there is a video for every song) includes collaborations with Jay Z, Drake, Frank Ocean, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and even Blue Ivy. As far as the direction is concerned, the LP picks up where 4 left off — albeit with a more distinct alt-R&B bent. See King B’s message and the tracklist after the jump.
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)
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