UPDATE: The album is now available on iTunes worldwide!
LEMONADE IS NOW ON ITUNES https://t.co/qPM7fFLRT9
— Beyoncé Australia (@BeyonceAUS) April 25, 2016
Beyoncé takes the Beyhive on an emotional rollercoaster with her new album film Lemonade.
Terrifying, beautiful, angry, vulnerable. There are a dozen powerful adjectives to describe the moods Beyoncé exhibits in her hour-long visual album that premiered on HBO Saturday night.
Unapologetically, she lit up the screen with provocative imagery and subtext, allowing the viewer to get lost in her storytelling of when relationships go sour. But as the album film continues, she replants the seed, blossoming into the next Beyoncé installment.
Following the world premiere of Lemonade, Beyoncé unleashed the record exclusively on Jay Z's streaming service Tidal, the only place it will ever be available, according to industry insiders.
"Nothing real can be threatened. True love brought salvation back into me. With every tear came redemption. And my torturer became my remedy."
For the first time in three years, she Tweeted:
— Beyoncé Knowles (@Beyonce) April 24, 2016
Lemonade features 12 songs, including collaborations with The Weeknd, Diplo and Kendrick Lamar. Beyoncé is listed as a producer on every song.
1. Pray You Catch Me
2. Hold Up
3. Don’t Hurt Yourself (feat. Jack White)
5. 6 Inch (feat. The Weeknd)
6. Daddy Lessons
7. Love Drought
9. Forward (feat. James Blake)
10. Freedom (feat. Kendrick Lamar)
11. All Night
— Beyoncé Australia (@BeyonceAUS) April 24, 2016
Towards the end of the album film, Beyoncé recites words about her late grandmother, Agnéz Deréon, revealing the meaning behind the album title Lemonade:
Take one pint of water, add half pound of sugar
The juice of 8 lemons, the zest of half lemon
Pour the water from one jug, then to the other several times
Strain through a clean napkin
Grandmother, the alchemist
You spun gold out of this hard life
Conjured beauty from the things left behind
Found healing where it did not live
Discovered the antidote in your own kitchen
Broke the curse with your own two hands
You passed these instructions down to your daughter
Who then passed it down to her daughter.