Beyonce returns to the music with a mean anthem: "Bow Down / I Been On," posted to her SoundCloud account on Sunday, seems like a composite of a trap-style banger and a syrupy, pitch-shifted spoken word piece.
"I took some time to live my life, but don't think I'm just his little wife," Beyonce sings on the song, referencing having taken time off of recording to spend time with husband Jay-Z. "Don't get it twisted, get it twisted, this my shit, bow down bitches."
The track is produced by Hit-Boy, the man behind Jay-Z and Kanye's "Niggas in Paris." The young producer is quickly becoming the most trusted producer in hip-hop and pop, having put in work for Nicki Minaj, Justin Bieber and a host of other big names.
Let's hope the other tracks on the album are zillion times better.