I thought I should chime in on my feelings on this new Beyoncé album. For me it represents the dawning of a new day. A cultural shift that the music industry desperately needed. Who drops an album with no warming and no promotion to the tune of going platinum in less than a week? Beyoncé of course. But more than the music it’s the sheer art of the project that captivates the audience. From showcasing everyday people to the glitz and glamour of being in a mansion. More importantly for me was her showcasing the creative mind of a black woman. Being a prime example of what it means to be a leader in the community. The black community specifically, but the worldwide community intentionally.
https://vimeo.com/82113828 Beyoncé performing XO and Halo in Toronto
This album has made me reevaluate my life as an artist as well as a person. I have the same 24hrs in a day as Beyoncé. Mind you I’m not a million but still I’m sure my levels of procrastination will forever be curved because of the quality of art Beyoncé put out. Not only music but videos as well as raising a baby and having menstral cramps. Bowing down… real talk.
I’m glad that Beyoncé was the first to do this. No promotion just here’s my art. The art is spectacular. Flawless, pun intended. Makes me really appreciate the art of creation. So many people are content with mediocre bullshit and I’m so glad Beyoncé’s virgo perfection has shined light on the world. Even if you’re not rich you have the potential for greatness. As well the example she specifically sets for young black females is priceless. Say what you want about her blond hair, so called bleaching (she been lightskinned from birth she is creole afterall) she ain’t claiming to be a white women. I see all these white feminists coming for her but she doesn’t claim you. #solidarityisforwhitewomen.
From songs/videos like Pretty Hurts and most notably Flawless Beyoncé sheds light on what it means to be a black girl growing up in a Eurocentric world that doesn’t deem little black girls as flawless. But Beyoncé teaches us otherwise. Flawless is to this generation what Nirvana’s Smells Like Teen Spirit was to generation X. A whole crop of people are using Flawless as an anthem of empowerment. I know I for one walk into a room strutting like I’m on a runway when I’m playing it. From a visual aspect the video is a throwback to the grunge movement with the denim, high boots, plaid and angst ridden party goers aka her back up dancers. I hope for anyone who was never the cool kid in school they can jam to this and use it as a self empowering anthem… hell even all those people u know shouldn’t be singing this song will but whatever everyone’s entitled to their moment.
Drunk In Love = song of the year!!! The video can we talk about Beyoncé dancing on the beach. I’m here for all of that!!! I know people are upset about Jay z’s eat the cake reference but i’m pretty sure that’s a sexual innuendo between the two of them. That’s all I’ma say about that. Shits been on repeat for days.
This entire album is a classic hands down album of the year of 2013 (Pusha T you had my vote till Beyoncé killed everything).
And as for Beyoncé being the voice of black feminism I’m all for it. All y’all other feminists (I’m looking at you white ladies) need to get your lives together and jump on board and stop hating from outside the club. More than just talk, Beyoncé’s doing. Showing the world that as a black women you can have and do it all. Fuck these crackers for making it seem that we aren’t worthy cuz that’s pretty much the message the mainstream media puts out. Beyoncé in all her greatness exposes the behind the scenes of what it really means to be “pretty” in this eurocentric world while showing us her vulnerability and how much she actually loves and is happy with herself.
She embraces motherhood and works hard as a creative entity to get what she wants. She deserves it. She’s Flawless #factsonly.
The only thing i hate about this album is that I’m single. This album is 100% for lovers, those in love etc. Not to say you can’t feel it if you’re single but i mos def feel how much she’s in love with Jay Z and the love she has for Blue Ivy all up and down this album. It is cuffing season so this certainly should be in a lot of playlists and come summer the album most recognized for creating those summer babies. I’m just saying I appreciate the placement of the sexy time songs cuz it’s a good amount of time for u to get it b4 u might wanna come up for air…or whatever.
Next up will be how this album comes to light on tour. I’m really looking forward to the new routines and energy she puts into this production.
Beyoncé got me way more in tune with my feminine side then ever b4. I appreciate that. But that’s another blog post entirely
Hats off to Beyoncé for showcase that God really is a black woman!!!!