This morning Columbia Records announced that Beyoncé does have something in the works, but it’s not exactly what a mysterious document circulated around the internet had foretold.
On Nov. 24, Beyoncé will release a “platinum edition box set” of her self titled album, and, no, it does not have an entire album’s worth of new songs. Instead it has just two new songs, “7/11” and “Ring Off.” The “MORE audio CD” in the set also features a number of remixes, including Beyoncé’s collaboration with Nicki Minaj on “Flawless.” The full track list for that part of the set is as follows:
Flawless Remix (Featuring Nicki Minaj)
Drunk in Love Remix (Featuring JAY Z & Kanye West)
Blow Remix (Featuring Pharrell Williams)
Standing on the Sun Remix (Featuring Mr. Vegas)
The “platinum edition” also includes a “LIVE” DVD, the original CD, and the original DVD.
The leaked document had promised collaborations with Justin Timberlake and Rihanna, but it also had some suspicious errors, saying that the physical CD would come out on Monday, Nov. 25—which is actually a Tuesday. So, alas, the actual announcement is a bit disappointing on the Beyoncé scale.
Unless, of course, this is just a decoy before she drops something truly shocking. Who, at this point, would put it past her?