The 12-track set, which includes the controversial single “Formation” that she performed at the Super Bowl, features each song from the audio-visual film, with guest appearances from Kendrick Lamar, The Weeknd, James Blake, and Jack White, plus production from Diplo, Jack White, Hit-Boy, Boots, Mike Dean, Just Blaze, Mike WiLL Made-It, and more.
Queen Bey spent the past year secretly shooting footage for the film, capturing scenes from Skid Row in Los Angeles and the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. The special itself pieced together music videos with spoken-word segments from Bey and artistic vignettes of black-and-white images of models & dancers. The most interesting part of the audio/visual release is the obvious discussion in the lyrics of Bey & her husband Jay Z’s alleged infidelity and coping with the aftermath. Needless to say, many of the songs illicit some very disturbing emotions of cheating, betrayal, and lying that Beyoncé has barely discussed, but WE ARE HERE FOR IT! TALK ABOUT IT QUEEN BEY! Let the Bey-lution begin.
The superstar is currently gearing up for her “Formation World Tour,” with opening act DJ Khaled. The stadium trek kicks off on April 27 in Miami and heads to Europe before wrapping in Brussels on July 31.
1. “Pray You Catch Me” [Produced by Kevin Garrett and Beyoncé]
2. “Hold Up” [Produced by Diplo, Beyoncé and Ezra Koenig]
3. “Don’t Hurt Yourself” feat. Jack White [Produced by Jack White and Beyoncé]
4. “Sorry” [Produced by Melo-X, Beyoncé and Wynter Gordon]
5. “6 Inch” feat. The Weeknd [Produced by DannyBoyStyles, Ben Billions, Beyoncé and Boots]
6. “Daddy Lessons” [Produced by Beyoncé]
7. “Love Drought” [Produced by Mike Dean #MWA for Dean’s List ]
8. “Sandcastles” [Produced by Beyoncé and Vincent Berry II]
9. “Forward” feat. James Blake [Produced by James Blake and Beyoncé]
10. “Freedom” feat. Kendrick Lamar [Produced by Jonny Coffer, Beyoncé and Just Blaze]
11. “All Night” [Produced by Diplo and Beyoncé]
12. “Formation” [Produced by Mike Will Made-It and Beyoncé]