The video, which you can see above, features the singer atop a flood-submerged New Orleans police car, references to Black Lives Matter, and a cameo from her and Jay Z’s daughter, Blue Ivy Carter.
“Formation” is expected to be the first track off a next album, though she has not made any announcements about a new collection.
Beyoncé hasn’t released new music on her own since debuting the “Crazy in Love” remix, which first appeared on the Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack, in September 2015. She appears on Coldplay’s “Hymn for the Weekend,” off their album A Head Full of Dreams.
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Coldplay will headline the Super Bowl halftime show on Sunday, with Beyoncé and Bruno Mars also set to appear. She last appeared on the halftime stage in 2013, and reflected on that performance in an interview with CBS that aired Saturday. “I knew I had to make the best of the moment and I wanted it to be something iconic and something that people will never forget,” she said.
You can stream “Formation” below.