It was a little disappointing to learn that the deluxe edition of Beyoncé’s self-titled album would only feature two new songs, but now those songs are here.
“7/11” is a clubby jam, but the second song, “Ring Off,” has more intrigue. Though some have tried to use the song about someone taking, yes, a “ring off” to gossip about Beyoncé and Jay Z’s relationship status, other publications like SPIN have noted that the song is fairly obviously about Beyoncé’s parents, who have divorced. The song, after all, is addressed to “Mama,” and, according to SPIN, that’s Tina Knowles in the song’s outro.
Listen to “7/11” and “Ring Off” below.