Beyoncé Gives Us “Lemonade” with Surprise Album Release

Rock in Rio 2013

 

Whether you enjoy grabbing your tunes from Tidal or iTunes, Beyonce’s long-anticipated 6th album called Lemonade has become available on both. It is her second visual album that has been dropped after an hour-long special film called Lemonade on HBO on April 23, at the time exclusive to Tidal. She seems to enjoy the surprise releases, considering the fact that her last album was self-titled and quite loved despite not being expected back in 2013. Things are said to have been ready since the end of 2015, but the Queen has her own schedule to follow and loves to keep her fans on their toes. She showed off “Formation” during the Super Bowl and announced a World Tour for the spring season, while the CD release of this new album is expected to come in on May 6th. So at the moment we have the full stack of tracks on Tidal, iTunes and BBC iPlayer.

There is something really fun about this album, even though it has some heart wrenching pieces included that rumors state speak of infidelity. There are some collaborations, with Jack White, The Weekend, James Blake and Kendrick Lamar appearing on the album as well, while secret lemon references throughout the tracks has us grinning ear to ear. Beyonce rocks the music industry and it is no surprise that the album has shot to the #1 spot on iTunes. The term “Project Lemonade” has referred to her new album of course, but that is something we the public just found out and made the connections with. Even her Instagram has featured multiple lemon based photos for months now.

The full track list includes:

  1. “Pray You Catch Me”
  2. “Hold Up”
  3. “Don’t Hurt Yourself”‘ ft. Jack White
  4. “Sorry”
  5. “6 Inch” ft. The Weeknd
  6. “Daddy Lessons”
  7. “Love Drought”
  8. “Sandcastles”
  9. ‘Forward’ ft. James Blake
  10. “Freedom” ft. Kendrick Lamar
  11. “All Night”
  12. “Formation”

The album has been dubbed Beyonce’s “most powerful, most personal and most political album yet” and that is an understatement. She appears polished throughout, with a certain level of vulnerability most can relate to. Since it is an experimental stage in her career, the vulnerability is even more pronounced but fans are eating it up with great love. Now, the world can find even more joy in her tour, headlining the prestigious Wembley Stadium in the UK for the first time in her career. North America is, as expected, her first stop in April, while Europe gets to enjoy the music in June and through July. The full tour list available at the moment includes:

NORTH AMERICAN DATES

  • April 27 – Miami, FL – Marlins Park
  • April 29 – Tampa – Raymond James Stadium
  • May 1 – Atlanta, GA – Georgia Dome
  • May 3 – Raleigh, NC – Carter-Finley Stadium
  • May 5 – Nashville, TN – Nissan Stadium
  • May 7 – Houston, TX – NRG Stadium
  • May 9 – Dallas, TX – AT&T Stadium
  • May 12 – San Diego, CA – Qualcomm Stadium
  • May 14 – Los Angeles, CA – Rose Bowl
  • May 16 – Santa Clara, CA – Levi’s Stadium
  • May 18 – Seattle, WA – CenturyLink Field
  • May 20 – Edmonton, AB – Commonwealth Stadium
  • May 23 – Minneapolis, MN – TCF Bank Stadium
  • May 25 – Toronto, ON – Rogers Centre
  • May 27 – Chicago, IL – Soldier Field
  • May 29 – Detroit, MI – Ford Field
  • May 31 – Pittsburgh, PA – Heinz Field
  • June 3 – Boston, MA – Gillette Stadium
  • June 5 – Philadelphia, PA – Lincoln Financial Field
  • June 7 – New York, NY – Citi Field
  • June 10 – Baltimore, MD – M&T Bank Stadium
  • June 12 – Hershey, PA – Hersheypark Stadium

EUROPEAN DATES​

  • June 28 – Sunderland, UK – Stadium of Light
  • June 30 – Cardiff, UK – Millennium Stadium
  • July 2 – London, UK – Wembley Stadium
  • July 5 – Manchester, UK – Emirates Old Trafford
  • July 7 – Glasgow, UK – Hampden Park
  • July 9 – Dublin, IE – Croke Park
  • July 12 – Dusseldorf, DE – Esprit Arena
  • July 14 – Zurich, CH – Letzigrund
  • July 16 – Amsterdam, NE – Arena
  • July 18 – Milan, IT – Stadio San Siro
  • July 21 – Paris, FR – Stade de France
  • July 24 – Copenhagen, DK – Parken
  • July 26 – Stockholm, SE – Friends Arena
  • July 29 – Frankfurt, DE – Commerzbank Arena
  • July 31 – Brussels, BE – Roi Boudoin