Beyonce Releases BLM Track 'Black Parade', Her First New Song In 4 Years

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Four years since her last solo release, at the weekend Beyoncé dropped the surprise track 'Black Parade' to coincide with Juneteenth Day in America.

Queen Bey starts off singing: "I'm goin' back to the South, I'm goin' back, back, back, back, where my roots ain't watered down.

"Ooh, motherland, motherland, motherland, motherland drip on me. Ooh, yeah, I can't forget my history is her-story, yeah."

Juneteenth is a holiday celebrating the emancipation of those who had been enslaved in the United States.

The powerful track is laced with pop, trap, hip hop and EDM production, and is a strong, positive statement amid the turmoil surrounding the BLM protests.

"You hear them swarmin', right? Bees is known to bite," warns the pop icon, "now here we come on our thrones, sittin' high, follow my parade, oh, my parade."

Beyoncé has recently launched a new initiative supporting black-owned businesses: Black Parade Route'. "Being Black is your activism. Black excellence is a form of protest. Black joy is your right."



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