New Music: Beyonce ‘Bow Down / I Been On”

Music

/ March 17, 2013

Beyonce starts by singing sweetly over a glitched-out beat on her new Hit-Boy-produced single “Bow Down/ I Been On,” but then takes a turn for the mean girl. “Bow down, bitches. H-town, bitches,” she raps like a good girl gone bad.

The song is perhaps one of King Bey’s most experimental tracks yet. There are a lot of things going on in the single: angelic singing, distorted vocals, dance music crossover, and Beyonce calling out her place on the throne.

“I took some time to live my life, but don’t think I’m just his little wife,” she sings. “Don’t get it twisted, get it twisted, this my shit, bow down bitches.”