Beyoncé has done it again. Well, this time with her husband and partner in crime, Jay-Z. The notorious duo recently released a 9 track album. With the announcement of their joint tour OTRII, many speculated that Beyoncé would follow the formation of her past tours and release an album just before taking off. The power-couple would change the game, as they always do, and released the album in the midst of touring under their new collaborative name “The Carters”. Releasing a surprise album surly snatched their fans attention, especially those who were awaiting the new heat from the Queen.
The album is the re-proclamation of the couple’s union. Shutting down all speculation, addressing rumors, giving insight, and even letting us in on their plans for their children. The album even features a shout out to Rumi and Sir, the couple’s new-born twins, from their oldest daughter Blue Ivy Carter. Rolling Stone said that “Everything is Love” “Splendidly celebrates their family dynasty”, and it does.
Between HOV professing his love for Queen B through Common’s lyrics and Beyoncé reminding us that she too can flow, this album is the manifestation of their growth and evolution as lovers but also as artists. Their amazing chemistry is what drives the album, giving it life and making them human. Without spoiling the album for those who have yet to check it out, songs like “LoveHappy”, “Heard About Us”, and “713” are a few of the stand out tracks defining who and where they are with themselves and each other. The song “APES**T” has even begun to be compared to Jay-Z’s track “Niggas in Paris” with Kanye West as the new hype collab. “Everything is Love” is an auditory love story of resilience and gratitude. Give The Carters new album listen below and see their most recent music video for “APES**T”, shot in the Louvre, on YouTube.