Beyonce’s 4 is Here; Stream the Album in Full Now
Who run this mother—? Why, yes, it’s Beyonce Knowles.
When Beyonce took a yearlong break from music-making, it was ultimately to return to music-making. The hiatus reinvigorated B and infused her sound with new creative energy. And, now, like royalty on a white horse, Queen B is back on the saddle. The majestic arrival of 4 is upon us, boys and gals.
4, evidently, is a very different Beyonce album. Great artists don’t make the same album twice. B’s latest tackles a variety of themes that range from girl-power to emotional maturity. The album has received tons of praise from critics and peers alike.
In the world of pop and r&b, there’s no doubt that Bey has emerged as a global icon. The shitton of trophies and plaques speak to her universal acclaim. But rather than rest on her laurels, Bey pushed herself even harder on this album. Musically, 4 is Beyonce like we’ve never heard her before. 80s-inspired tunes and fierce Afrobeat drums ensure that the album is fresh and original.
If you’ve already heard the album, which track is your favorite?