Next Thought on Music: Beyonce drops ‘FORMATION’ video and preps us for Super Bowl 50 Halftime

photo: Beyonce

My fellow Virgo has done it again! Beyonce has returned in stealth-like fashion with a surprise video drop on Saturday for her latest single “Formation” and promptly took over every social media site on the internet.  Now I’m a fan – although, certainly not a part of Queen Bey’s “hive” – but, after viewing the video and yelling a few Yass B‘s at my computer screen, I have to give credit where credit is due – and I may even qualify for admission into the hive after multiple views in one day!

Beyonce comes hard and is absent of all cares in her latest video – which finds her addressing everything Blue-Ivy-Beyonce-Formation-Music-Video-Picturesfrom her love of all things Black (including African physical features), to her country/creole heritage, to her stance on police brutality in the African-American community. She also takes time to address her “haters” with those Illuminati rumors and that adorable Blue Ivy makes an appearance – with nice shoulder-werk while surrounded by two little nubian goddesses – while her mom declares her preference for keeping her baby’s hair in a natural state.

To say I’m quite proud of sister Beyonce with this one would be an understatement. And don’t get me started on the choreography (if anyone knows who the choreographer is please drop me a note in the comments), and the fierce eye of director Melina Matsoukas.

You can watch the video at Beyonce’s official website here and – not sure how long this offer will stand- get a free download of the single at Tidal here. And take advantage of the 30 day free trial of Tidal (new subscribers) while you’re at it!

I’m hoping Beyonce performs “Formation” at Super Bowl 50, where she’ll share the half-time stage as a guest of headliner Coldplay with guest Bruno Mars. But if she doesn’t, history tells us to expect nothing short of greatness.

Werk sister Virgo Beyonce. WERK! #BlackGirlMagic #BlackExcellence

Until next thought, Thomasena

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