Beyoncé Debuts New Single/Video, “Formation”

blame it on JES7 February 6, 2016

With a little less than 24 hours out from Super Bowl 50, much of the talk on the internet, especially on Twitter, revolves around the big game’s halftime show. While Coldplay will take the stage as the main act, both Bruno Mars and Beyonce are also expected to join the band for tomorrow’s live performance.

Just minutes ago, Bey surprised her legion of fans when she released her first piece of new music since 2014’s Beyoncé: Platinum Edition. Simultaneously, she dropped a video for “Formation” on her YouTube channel as well as on the digital platform TIDAL.

The video – which was shot in New Orleans – features a spoken word piece sampled from the Big Easy’s Bounce Queen, Big Freedia. It is rumored that Bey will perform two songs, including the debut of the first live performance of the new song tomorrow. This follows reports that she was seen rehearsing it during halftime show preparations. As far as our guess for the second song? We’d put our money on her recent collaboration with Coldplay, “Hymn For the Weekend.”


Produced by Mike WiLL Made It and co-written by Rae Sremmurd’s Swae Lee, “Formation” is available now via TIDAL.

SHAKE EDIT: Did someone say .gifs?

Bey also gave a rare interview to CBS about her upcoming halftime performance. In actuality, she’s scheduled to be a guest of Coldplay’s, alongside Bruno Mars, but we all know that it’s going to be “Beyoncé, featuring Coldplay & Bruno Mars.”