'Beyoncé has all six infinity stones.'
Beyoncé officially takes the crown for nonsense of the century as the singer dropped a surprise album over the weekend. While performing in London, she thanked the crowd and then smacked the world with the news that she and Jay-Z had low-key been working on a joint album which, by the way, dropped that very day. And naturally, the internet went wild.
The new album Everything is Love was exclusively released on Tidal (of course) along with a jaw-dropping music video for her song APESH**T (where she wears a gorgeous pink Peter Pilotto suit). Although there was much grumbling about it being a Tidal exclusive, people quickly began to realise that it was quietly being released on Spotify, YouTube and other platforms under the artist name The Carters. Feast your eyes on the video below which shut down the Louvre and used Mona Lisa as a casual backdrop. Let’s just think about that for a second.
THE LOUVRE. MONA LISA. BACK. DROP.
The new album is said to be a celebration of both their fraught marriage (which was the subject of their previous records) and black identity. Twitter quickly reacted to the news and music in typical hilarious fashion.
Others couldn’t believe the incredible audacity of the couple to shut down the Lovure. THE LOUVRE.
Others quickly dove into the complex imagery of the music video.
Others also gave thanks that we wouldn’t be subjected to a contrived pop cover.
And then one user missed the boat completely.
Have we maybe been blasting the album unapologetically at work the whole day? Absolutely.
We’re still not over this. The Louvre.