Lemonade Served: A Music Review

Intuition.  Denial. Anger. Apathy. Emptiness. Accountability. Reformation. Forgiveness. Resurrection. Hope. Redemption.

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You have to live under a rock if you don’t know what this blog post is about #Lemonade. I just knew Beyonce was going to give us 1 week to learn her new music before the #formation tour started. A week is not a long time. But she’s the QUEEN and we gon’ learn it.

Now, I’ve been a fan of Beyonce for sometime now. I was first a fan for the original Destiny’s Child. And I have to admit I was upset when she when solo and Destiny’s Child was no more. But I am beginning to STAND for my girl QUEEN B. I think #Lemonade is the first album I can play front to back and back to front all day long for days and still feel the same way I did when I first heard it. #Lemonade speaks completely to me. I got together with my bestie to watch this amazing HBO special, so let me give you the run down…

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Pray you Caught me, this intro sets the tone of my emotions. Dishonesty. When you can feel it, “I pray you caught me…” these lyrics touched me, “nothing else ever seem to hurt like the smile on your face”. I feel like this is the stage of thinking it but not knowing it but wanting to know. It’s all emotions.

Hold Up, now this jam made me dance, and I love it. And I can relate to her in so many ways, “Jealous of Crazy”. I’ll take CARZY for 500, Alex.

Don’t hurt Yourself, now this is the one that has all the girls talking. I mean it starts off so ruff. I was shocked. I was like Beyonce and letting y’all know she’s the QUEEN, but still she deals with real life. And the ending dramatics give me sooooo much life “Let it Be, Don’t her yourself”

Sorry, Now this is my second favorite song. Serena Williams gave me life in the video. Beyonce gave me life again, just as before. “Boy Bye” She stands for girls, black women, and sister-ship.

6 inch, Okay! Featuring the Weeknd, this is my FAVORITE. Its so dark and all you see if RED. “She walked in the club like nobodies’ business.” It really speaks to me. I work hard. Bey works hard. And its hard to be professional and a woman at the same time at times. But we still work, “she worth every dollar”

Daddy Lessons, I love country music. She gave me a real dirty south country song. And the video not only show you culture, but insight to Beyonce’s real life.

Love drought, “9 times out of 10 I’m in my feelings” YASSSSSS BEY! That is completely true. Like how can you know fall in love with her words. I need love, she needs love, women need love. And not just any old love. Real, can’t live without you love.

Sandcastle, straight water works. I mean the first time I listened to this was during the HBO special and I was around my friends so I couldn’t feel it like I needed to. But please believe once I got alone I played this one at least three times before any other song. And I balled. I mean I cried for the old, I cried for the new, I cried. She understands me or I understand her. Bey, Thank you I needed this one, “every promise don’t work out that way”.

Forward, When I heard James Blake voice…. I knew this was not a game. James Blake on a Beyonce album, this is serious. I know she was a fan of his, but a feature with him is big. And it leads us into Freedom. And I get pumped up. “Ima keep running ‘cause a winner don’t quit on themselves”. Black America needs this. This is for our young men #blacklivesmatter

All Night, Not I like this song but this is the hope and redemption. It sounds good, but personally I’m not there yet. But I wait to see the day, I feel love like that.

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Now these cheating rumors could be true. I mean we are all humans. Jay Z is a man, and man makes mistakes. And yes this album is a run down of emotions of a woman who has been through more than she could imagine in her relationship, but still falls in love with her man all over again every time she looks in his eyes. This album is relatable, believable, and understandable. Honestly I didn’t know I needed this in my life until the HBO special. Thank You Bey! And then after it all she says… Hold you head up high and get in # Formation. Yes he may I cheated but still life goes on.

Can’t wait til May 5th, I will be in FORMATION in NASHVILLE babay !!!!!

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