Beyonce releases new album Lemonade on TIDAL and fans don't know what to do

The album was released alongside a 'visual companion' released on HBO

Jack Shepherd
Sunday 24 April 2016 09:34

Beyoncé has finally released her new album Lemonade, and - as expected - it was a surprise release.

For the last week, the singer has been teasing an HBO documentary, something that transpired to be a visual album.

Unlike Beyoncé's last album, her self-titled 2013 release, there was some expectation that the record would be released very soon, yet fans have still been losing it online.

Following the broadcast, both the album and the accompanying 'visual companion' were put on TIDAL and are expected to be exclusive to Jay Z's streaming service for the foreseeable future.

Speaking of Jay-Z, fans are concerned over the pair's marital status as the album features lyrics such as "Who the f*ck do you think I am / You ain't married to no average b*tch, boy" and "This is your final warning / You know I give you life / If you try this shit again you gon' lose your wife", both from the track "Don't Hurt Yourself".

However, it has been noted the rapper features in the video for the track "Redemption", with footage of their wedding flashing between shots of other lovers.

Also featured on the album are the likes of Jack White, The Weeknd, Diplo, Kendrick Lamar and James Blake, while Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Soulja Boy, and MNEK are samples on the record. The record marks a huge feature for Blake, who has previously been worked with the likes of Kanye West, Frank Ocean and Chance the Rapper - all of whom have been associated with Beyoncé previously.

Following on the theme of the previously released single "Formation", many songs take on a political theme, particularly in "Resurrection" in which, at one point in the video, the parents of Trayvon Martin are seen holding up photos of their son.

Lemonade marks another high-profile TIDAL exclusive; both Rihanna's ANTI and Kanye West's The Life of Pablo were released exclusively onto the service.

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