Well, it looks like it’s happening. There’s a new Beyoncé album, a follow-up to the great 2013 self-titled LP, on the way. It’s not that much of a surprise. Over the weekend, Beyoncé shared a video for the new song “Formation.” Then, after performing at the Super Bowl Halftime Show on Sunday, she announced her new Formation stadium tour. With a grand-scale tour like that about to happen, you’d have to figure that there’s a new album in the works, right? It looks like the answer is yes. Yes, there is.
Last night, as Billboard reports, Beyoncé’s stylist Ty Hunter appeared on the Bravo talk show Watch What Happens Live. And at one point on the show, he said, “I’ve heard the new album, and it’s beyond awesome.” Now, the point here is not Beyoncé’s stylist’s opinion of her new album. He’s not going to go out there and be like, “Yeah, it’s OK.” The point is simply that the album exists, and this is the closest thing to an official confirmation we’ve yet heard. And given how things went last time, we should be ready for that new album to come out any minute.