Beyonce's new song 'Bow Down/I Been On' previews fifth album
The rap-tinged track was produced by Hit-Boy ("N****s in Paris") and openly references Beyonce balancing her personal and professional sides ("I took some time to live my life, don't think I'm just his little wife"). The grittier sound may surprise her fans, not to mention how little of Beyonce's much-loved voice is actually heard on the song.
It's hard to say if Beyonce will release an entire album with a similar sound -- or if this track will even make it on the final album -- but it's intriguing to hear her branching out during the recording process.
(Warning: Some of the lyrics may be considered NSFW.)