If you’re a Beyoncé fan and your eyes weren’t glued to the tube on April 23, then you’re probably kicking yourself right about now.
Because, she just dropped a brand-new surprise album, titled “Lemonade,” accompanied by a one-hour television special on HBO.
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Not only does the premiere film feature a boatload of alluring vignettes, but it also includes the southern-tinged “Daddy Lessons.”
Yep, that’s right. The queen bee has dipped into the realms of country.
“Daddy Lessons” is the sixth song served on the dozen-tracked record. Aside from it’s inclusion in the film, which shows Beyoncé wearing an antebellum-styled dress and riding a horse along a dirt road, the acoustic number that lets out a good ole “yee haw!” in the beginning pays homage to her upbringing.
Spotlighting her father, Matthew Knowles’ former turbulent relationship with her mother, Tina, the cut carries a deeply personal meaning for Beyoncé. And while the song itself is one that’s genre bending, it seems as though the entire record, along with those dramatic musical clips, touch on the same kinds of story lines we hear in country music. She takes a bold approach to address cheating and a woman scorned in a way that you might hear from Reba McEntire or Carrie Underwood. Heck, watching her take a bat to those cars was the best woman scorned revenge we have seen since Carrie Underwood’s “Before He Cheats.”
Oh yea, if that’s not enough, we still can’t get over seeing her drive that monster truck to demolish all those cars when she was mad at Jay Z for cheating.
You can catch “Lemonade” when it re-airs on Sunday, April 24 at 8 p.m. ET on HBO. The album is also available for streaming on Tidal.