New Music: Beyonce – Bow Down / I Been On

Published On 18 March, 2013 | By Ja'e | audio, Music
Beyoncé releases new and controversial music entitled ‘Bow Down / I Been On’.

Beyonce – Bow Down -  I Been OnDipping back into music after becoming a mother, Beyoncé has returned with some new music in the run up to her own tour and upcoming fifth solo album.

The self-proclaimed Queen Bey, has dropped a track entitled, ‘Bow Down / I Been On’. Accompanied by a photo (presumingly photoshopped) of herself as a child, standing in front of a shelf full of trophies; the track lets her fans and competitors know she’s back and that they must bow down.

I know when you were little girls you dreamt of being in my world/ Don’t forget it/ Respect that/ Bow Down b******

Not only does she address her fans in an arrogant way – which has divided them, she also addresses her husband Jay-Z, shooting down any opinions of her being his lap dog!

I took my time to live my life but don’t think I’m just his little wife/ Don’t get it twisted – this is my sh*t/ Bow down b******

Brilliantly produced by Hit-Boy, Beyoncé represents her hometown Houston in the ‘Bow Down’ part of the track. She becomes somewhat gangster; with her unladylike language, rap-tinged and gritty delivery. The second half of the track ‘I Been On’, apparently produced by Timbaland, is familiar to her UK fans, as it features the hypnotic sound that was featured O2 priority adverts for the UK stretch of The Mrs. Carter Show tour dates.

Showcasing the new-found “baddie” part of her personality, the track no doubt will be hitting and reigning on our airwaves soon (edited of course), but questions Beyonces stance as a super artist and the direction of her forthcoming album. Has her success gone to her head? Or is this track simply just a means of churning out music and trying out different sounds?

Listen to the controversial track below. Tweet us @Endz2Endz what you think!

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