Lemonade is the sixth studio album by Beyoncé and it has been a Tidal exclusive since 2016, until now.
Two weeks ago, Beyoncè dropped the awaited documentary Homecoming on Netflix, based on the ‘Beychella’ experience, behind dance rehearsals and her incredible performance at the Coachella 2018.
Last year, Queen Bey and her husband JAY-Z surprised us releasing a collaborative album under their family name, The Carters, with the title Everything Is Love.
And now, Lemonade is available on Spotify and Apple Music, three years to its original release, with an accompanying short film released via HBO.
The studio-album consists of twelve songs with features from Kendrick Lamar, The Weeknd, and JamesBlake, boosted by the singles ‘Formation’, ‘Sorry’ and ‘Hold Up’.
The title “Lemonade” was inspired by JAY-Z’s mother Hattie White, which said during the speech for her ninetieth birthday party:
“I had my ups and downs, but I always find the inner strength to pull myself up. I was served lemons, but I made lemonade.”
The album was described on Tidal as the “every woman’s journey of self-knowledge and healing”. That’s mainly caused by the alleged infidelity of Jay-Z and rumors about the identity of the rapper’s mistress, with the line of the song “Sorry”: “You better call Becky with the good hair”, answered by Jay-Z’s song “Family Feud”, included in the Tidal exclusive album 4:44:
Yeah, I’ll fuck up a good thing if you let me
Let me alone, Becky
A man that don’t take care his family can’t be rich
Jay-Z appeared to hold his hands up to an affair on his 2017 album 4:44.
Despite the controversy, the couple is still together and appears stronger than ever, after the last year world tour On the Run II Tour.
Lemonade would be also a “journey”, but it’s most of all a process to burn off, her way to process and move on after being betrayed by her man.
B. puts all the anger and energy on this amazing intimate work, that makes her definitely one of us.