Beyoncé – “Formation” Video

Peter Helman | February 6, 2016 - 3:55 pm

Beyoncé has just pulled a Beyoncé and dropped a new single on the world without warning, her first new solo track since 2014’s BEYONCÉ platinum edition. “Formation” is produced by Mike Will Made-It and co-written by Swae Lee from Rae Sremmurd, and it features a vocal sample from New Orleans bounce queen Big Freedia. Beyoncé and Jay Z’s daughter Blue Ivy pops up a few times in the accompanying music video. The song is supposedly a Tidal exclusive, but luckily for us, the video is also on YouTube, and the song is available as a free download here — kinda stretching the definition of “exclusive” there, but I am 100% OK with it. Watch and listen below.

Beyoncé is rumored to be debuting the song live during the Coldplay-headlined Super Bowl halftime show tomorrow, and she’s already selling merch with its lyrics emblazoned on it.