Less than twenty-four hours before Beyonce is set to take the stage with Coldplay at Super Bowl 50, she’s released a new single and video titled Formation. As expected, the single is a Tidal exclusive, however, the video is not. Feel free to check it out below and do let us know what you think.
Based on online hysteria, everyone is loving Formation; me, not so much. This is supposed to be some pro-black, all the way down for the people message, but in my opinion it is overshadowed by Beyonce’s ever-growing arrogance. The song’s visuals show one thing, but the lyrics are all about her obsession with herself and her perceived notion of greatness. It is shallow and it is why her singles and videos must be released together, because if you’re forced to listen to the song alone, you’d hear just how terrible it really is.
Formation does nothing more than use the plight of black Americans as a backdrop for a song that is all about her ego.