Beyoncé may not be pregnant with a second child, but she is apparently ready to birth some new music.
Though she’s been teasing bits and pieces of different tracks (theoretically from a forthcoming album that has no title or release date), there hasn’t been a full new Bey song—until now.
“Grown Woman,” which was previewed a little ways back via a Pepsi spot, made its way online late last night. It’s clearly a leak, since the various streams of the track have been rapidly taken down over the course of the morning, but if you want to check it out you can stream it here.
There’s a lot of “Run the World (Girls)” embedded in “Grown Woman,” especially in the sense that it trades on the double-time drums and a whole lot of circles back to the refrain (you know, like “Dude Looks Like a Lady”). It even flips the gender politics of Snoop Dogg’s “Ain’t No Fun.” All these drum-centric jiggles seem to be trying to recapture the magic of “Single Ladies,” but it still feels like there’s something missing here.
Beyonce is currently finishing up the last leg of a giant European tour, and she’ll be coming back to the U.S. for a run through the nation’s hockey arenas starting June 28 in Los Angeles.
What do you think of “Grown Woman”?
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