Beyonce Drops "Lemonade" Featuring Kendrick Lamar, Jack White, James Blake, The Weeknd
Mon, 25 Apr 2016 09:30:35
Beyoncé has released her new album Lemonade, and it features Kendrick Lamar, Jack White, James Blake, and The Weeknd. Beyoncé's HBO special, also entitled "Lemonade," premiered April 23rd and was accompanied by the release of her album via Parkwood Entertainment and Columbia Records. It is currently exclusively streaming on Tidal and is available for purchase on Tidal, iTunes, and Amazon.
Pitchfork reports, "Jon Brion is responsible for the strings on the album. Meanwhile, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Soulja Boy have both been credited on "Hold Up" since the song contains elements of "Maps" and "Turn My Swag On" respectively. Diplo, Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig, Emile Haynie, MNEK, and Father John Misty have writing credits on "Hold Up" as well. Jack White and Led Zeppelin have writing credits on "Don't Hurt Yourself," which samples Led Zeppelin's "When the Levee Breaks." "6 Inch," featuring the Weeknd, was co-written by Abel Tesfaye alongside The-Dream and "embodies portions of" Animal Collective's "My Girls." Outkast's "SpottieOttieDopaliscious" is sampled on the song "All Night," which was also produced by Diplo. Just Blaze co-produced the Kendrick Lamar-featuring track "Freedom.""
Check out the tracklist below:
1. Pray You Catch Me
2. Hold Up
3. Don't Hurt Yourself [ft. Jack White]
5. 6 Inch [ft. The Weeknd]
6. Daddy Lessons
7. Love Drought
9. Forward [ft. James Blake]
10. Freedom [ft. Kendrick Lamar]
11. All Night
Beyoncé released her first single from "Lemonade" on February 6th, the day before she performed the song at the Super Bowl 50 halftime show. Beyonce last released her self-titled fifth studio album at the end of 2013. She is currently set to begin The Formation World Tour April 27th in Miami, Florida. The tour will take Queen B across North America and Europe and come to an end August 3rd in Barcelona, Spain.
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—The ARTISTdirect Staff
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