Beyoncé Just Dropped a Surprise Live Album, and People Are Freaking Out
Happy Bey Day, everyone! As expected, Beyoncé‘s highly-anticipated documentary, Homecoming, is now streaming on Netflix. The doc takes us all inside the preparation for her iconic 2018 Coachella performance, a tribute to the historically black colleges and universities in America. But because Beyoncé is Beyoncé, she also decided to drop a surprise album in the middle of the night, as well.
Homecoming: The Live Album contains 40 tracks and is now available on all major streaming platforms. It’s basically a live greatest hits album with bangers like “Diva,” “Run the World,” “Lose My Breath,” “Crazy in Love,” and more making up the track list. The real joy, though, is that this is yet another way to experience the magic of what became known as Beychella. It’s also the first solo album that Bey has released since 2016’s Lemonade. (She and Jay-Z released Everything Is Love together last summer during their global tour.)
And the album art is something to behold, naturally:
Obviously, the Beyhive was beyond pumped about the surprise album and the documentary. In fact, Homecoming is already topping the iTunes charts. “The concept, arrangements/remixes, dance, her voice,” one fan wrote. “Beyoncè has gotten to the point where she could put out mediocre shit and people would still eat it up but she’d never do that. She’s always gonna bang out visuals, intricate dance moves and amazing vocals.” Another tweeted, “The biggest artist in the world is a black woman & she’s killing it how can you not like #Beyoncé.” While one social media user pointed out the power of Beyoncé in dropping a surprise album of old music in the middle of the week and having it go immediately to the top of the chart.
See more reactions, below:
Now if you’ll excuse us, we’re off to go stream Homecoming on a loop forever.