Rumors of a collaborative album between married superstars Beyoncé and JAY-Z have been swirling basically since Lemonade dropped in 2016. A year later, shortly after 4:44 came out, JAY-Z confirmed that they had worked on album together before the release of their respective solo albums. “We were using our art almost like a therapy session,” he said in an interview with The New York Times. “And we started making music together.”
Although that project was seemingly shelved, the rumors were ignited again earlier this year when the couple announced their joint OTR II tour, the sequel to their 2014 co-headlining On The Run Tour, which just kicked off last week. And now, out of nowhere, that album has finally arrived.
The album, which they’ve released as the Carters, is called EVERYTHING IS LOVE, which sounds like something Kanye would say right about now. You can stream it exclusively on Tidal. There’s already a music video for one track, “APESHIT,” directed by Ricky Saiz and shot on-location at the Louvre, and there’s also a non-album single called “SALUD.” Watch and listen below.
“APESHIT” features Migos, “NICE” features Pharrell, and Blue Ivy makes a cameo at the end of the “SALUD.” Boi-1da, Cool & Dre, Dave Sitek, Daptone’s Thomas Brenneck, and James Fauntleroy all have production credits on the LP.