I’m sure the Behives get Queen Bey’s new song lemonade, but I sure don’t. First she was singing about what I thought I understood,husband Jay-Z’s cheating. Then she went on to give homage to Black women who are given a hard time in society. Then she went on to some other stuff I thought was devil worshipping, or perhaps a scary movie and when she broke a car window with a baseball bat, I was lost. I just don’t get it. I understood the music of revolutionary music changing Prince )R.I.P}, I just don’t understand Queen Bey’s music of today.
Perhaps the following will help me and others understand…
Decoding Beyonce’s ‘Lemonade’
(CNN)Beyonce gave viewers a lot to process Saturday night when she released “Lemonade.”
The “visual album,” which aired on HBO, features videos for 12 of the 13 songs on her new album. It was a dreamy and powerful mix of visuals, spoken word, confessions and lyrics.
Add to that themes of love, betrayal, empowerment, tribalism and family, and it was enough to make heads spin.
Over on the internet the struggle has been real as folks try to sort it all out. But “Hold Up,” we are here to try and help you process your reaction in all its stages. Read on…