Since the news of her latest world tour, The Mrs. Carter Show in reference to her marriage to Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter, Beyonce has released a new track, Bow Down/I Been On via her personal Tumblr page! Rumours about her fifth album, possibly entitled “Mrs. Carter”, are flying around although no official announcements have been made yet.
This track rocks the lyrics, “I took some time to live my life/ But don’t think I’m just his little wife/ Don’t get twisted, don’t get twisted”. Fiercely independent and strong as ever, the Queen Bey lives up to her name and refuses to dumb herself down, like other pathetic boy-crazy desperadoes, even as she goes blonde for her world tour poster.
Bow Down/I Been On screams power, shamelessness and of course, royalty. It displays a new sound for Beyonce with a small portion of audio distortion within the track, not forgetting her signature percussion beats that get our heads bopping. However, we didn’t get a lot of singing with half the track dominated by rap. The intense, in-your-face lyrics, “I’m so crowned/ Bow, bow down b*tches” juxtaposes a charming cover art featuring a young smiley Beyonce decked in pink, like a princess, flaunting the abundance of trophies behind her.
Whether the new track will be a single or even in her album, we don’t know yet. But what we do know is that Beyonce is back, and this track is the sounding of trumpets that announces her arrival once again to the throne as the Queen of Pop.