AceShowbiz - Beyonce Knowles has once again surprised fans by releasing a new album without any notice. Ahead of the premiere of her Netflix documentary "Homecoming: A Film by Beyonce", which documented her history-making Coachella performance last year, the singing diva unveiled a live album in early Wednesday morning, April 16.
Consisting of 40 tracks, "Homecoming" was taken from her headlining set at the annual music festival. Beside well-known songs like "Crazy in Love", "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" and "Get Me Bodied", the album also features a brand new bonus track: a cover of Frankie Beverly's "Before I Let Go" and "Maze". Destiny's Child previously covered the song in 1997, though it was never officially released. She also includes a rendition of "Lift Every Voice and Sing", which is often referred to as the black national anthem, on the album.
The album is available on Spotify, TIDAL and Apple Music.
The live album arrives amid rumors which said that Beyonce would release a brand new album. The speculation arose after an album titled "B7" was listed under the singer's Genius page. According to the alleged tracklist of the effort, there are collaborations with the likes of Jay-Z, Solange Knowles and Rihanna on the album. Nothing has been confirmed as of now.
In addition to albums, fans will get to reminisce Beyonce's Coachella set when "Homecoming" launches on Netflix on April 17. It will feature footage from the rehearsals and quieter backstage moments which include "the emotional road from creative concept to cultural movement."
"There's not likely to be a more meaningful, absorbing, forceful and radical performance by an American musician this year, or any year soon," critic Jon Caramanica said of the show. "It was rich with history, potently political and visually grand. By turns uproarious, rowdy and lush. A gobsmacking marvel of choreography and musical direction."