Well, well, what do we have here? It seems that Beyoncé is ready to drop another “TADAH!” surprise album on us. Or at least that’s what an unverified image making the rounds online suggests.
The Queen dropped a visual album last year out of nowhere, which effectively broke the interwebs for about, oh, only 24 hours or so. Now, the TIME 100 cover star might just be wanting to do it all over again. According to the image, which could just be an overzealous fan’s cruel hoax, Beyoncé is re-releasing her self-titled surprise album with 10 new songs (plus the previously released “Flawless” remix with Nicki Minaj) and 3 DVDS of video content (including new music videos and an HBO special of her tour with husband Jay Z).
In case you haven’t seen it, here, let us do the honour:
Is the above image legit?
According to TIME, there are a few suspicious red flags:
- The physical release is set for 25th Nov (Monday) which is actually a Tuesday, but then again, working at a record label doesn’t make you immune to typos.
- There are hopeful signs too, though; the songs “DONK” and “Cherry” are reportedly real titles registered with the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, but fans mix confirmed titles and made-up ones all the time when dreaming up fake track lists.
- The letterhead and formatting also look professional, but any fan poking around the ASCAP website trying to legitimize a prank is probably well-versed in Photoshop, too.
Rumours of the “Flawless” remix preceded its arrival, so the secrecy surrounding the first visual album may be hard to recapture now that fans know what Beyoncé is capable of. But like that’s going to stop anyone from running around shrieking in excitement.
Hoax or not, the image is a reminder that Beyoncé could spend the rest of her career just dropping new music whenever she feels like, at any hour of the day, any day of the week, with any number of visual goodies. After all, they don’t call her Queen Bey for nothing.
Okay, Beyoncé, drop it on us!
We’ll leave you now with the remix of “Flawless”, featuring the Queen herself and Nicki Minaj. Enjoy: