Beyonce drops B-words in the commanding first song and channels her inner rapper with thuggish vocals in the second track.
Beyonce Knowles is back fiercer than ever releasing two brand new songs, a year after giving birth to her first child with husband Jay-Z, Blue Ivy. A preview to her upcoming fifth studio album, "Bow Down/I Been On" allow fans to hear mama Bey like they've never heard before.
In the first part, the Destiny's Child star commands her rivals to "bow down" on her. "I took some time to live my life/ But don't think I'm just his little wife/ Don't get it twisted, get it twisted/ This my s**t, bow down, b***hes," Queen Bey sings.
"I know when you were little girls, you dreamed of being in my world," the chart-topper Grammy-winning singer additionally belts out in the self-celebration track. "Don't forget it, don't forget it, respect that."
Halfway through it, the song switches to a different tune "I Been On" with her fine vocals chopped and screwed to pay homage to her Houston roots. "I heard your boo was talking lip/ I told my crew to smack that trick," the R&B singer raps. "The capital B means I'm 'bout that life."
The first song, "Bow Down" comes from production hands of Hit-Boy, who produced "N****s in Paris" for her husband Jay-Z and his "Watch the Throne" partner Kanye West. "I Been On", meanwhile, is reportedly produced by Polow Da Don, Timbaland and Planet VI.
Along with the audio, Beyonce releases an artwork that sees her in a princess/pageant dress complete with a crown. She's smiling from ear to ear with a background of a mantle full of trophies.