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17-Aug-2019 09:22

Translation: She upended the year in pop music by releasing a self-titled, “visual” album on i Tunes—with zero forewarning. She’d been on a year-long promotional tear, performing at the Super Bowl, producing an HBO autobiographical documentary, and launching a world tour. There are no tossed-off performance clips or star-free animations. They seemed to have been filmed all over the world.

There are SEVENTEEN music videos here, and in terms of production values, they all rank in the top tier of the medium.

But then I watched the video, a behind-the-scenes look at all the primping and obsessive weight-loss (and fabulous, sky-print workout gear) that goes into a beauty pageant.

The sight of dotted lines markered onto Beyoncé’s face by a cosmetic surgeon is straight-up disturbing.

Here we have Beyoncé, whose name is synonymous with perfection, singing that “Perfection is the disease of a nation.”Fetters: Right?

After hearing that, watching a parade of videos in which Beyoncé does, indeed, look perfect made me say, "Yikes, did this hurt?

And the extended spoken word bit from Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie feels like a response to original pushback against the song.

The “bow down, bitches” line got plenty of heat for dissing women, but when Beyoncé samples Adichie’s suggestion that competition among women for jobs or accomplishments isn’t necessarily a bad thing, Beyoncé seems to say that calling her out for being anti-feminist is just another case of a patriarchal society trying to police her behavior.

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Beyoncé’s multimedia approach enhances the experience by focusing on the art itself, not the technology used to distribute it.Plus it is SO MUCH MORE ADORABLE when you see Blue Ivy’s teensy feet..For starters, it’s functional: Though it’s not as explicit about sex as other album tracks, the flesh she shows off makes it clear we’ll be seeing a side of Bey we haven’t seen before. Nolan, Ashley, we took an hour today to binge on the 14 songs and their 17 accompanying videos (including credits! Mostly we sat in stunned silence, except for that time when we all shifted uncomfortably as the camera closely followed Bey’s hand running across the curves of her body in slow motion for the “Rocket” clip. What's amazing is not just that it exists—it’s that it’s a really big, cohesive, high-effort deal. This album’s existence must be one of the best-kept-but-then-revealed secrets in music history.

Beyoncé’s multimedia approach enhances the experience by focusing on the art itself, not the technology used to distribute it.Plus it is SO MUCH MORE ADORABLE when you see Blue Ivy’s teensy feet..For starters, it’s functional: Though it’s not as explicit about sex as other album tracks, the flesh she shows off makes it clear we’ll be seeing a side of Bey we haven’t seen before. Nolan, Ashley, we took an hour today to binge on the 14 songs and their 17 accompanying videos (including credits! Mostly we sat in stunned silence, except for that time when we all shifted uncomfortably as the camera closely followed Bey’s hand running across the curves of her body in slow motion for the “Rocket” clip. What's amazing is not just that it exists—it’s that it’s a really big, cohesive, high-effort deal. This album’s existence must be one of the best-kept-but-then-revealed secrets in music history.(Whether you agree with that is another story.)Ultimately, though, what makes the track so fun is how it’s also classic Beyoncé. I love the Adichie cameo; I love everything that stands for. But the “I woke up like this” seems puzzling, especially after having seen the video.