A private gig for one- Homecoming: The Live Album allows every girl and boy around the world to feel like they’re at Coachella in the crowd kicking their cowboy boots in the dusty sunset with a drink in hand. Personally, there’s nothing I need more on my daily commute. We take a look at Beyoncé’s surprise drop… Homecoming: The Live Album.
Early on Wednesday the Queen of Pop posted the album artwork on social media which sent us into a frenzy … is there something Beyoncé knows that we don’t?
‘Can you keep up?’ She sings whilst we struggle to bring ourselves to believe there’s a surprise album AND film that dropped on Netflix April 17th. The pair both have the same name whilst her album soundtracks her live performance at Coachella’s 2018 festival performance… of which she was the first black woman to headline the event.
The 40-song long feature includes hits from over her career including B’day, Lemonade and 4, this isn’t just any ‘greatest hit’ album. This is THE greatest hits album… references to 2pak’s ‘California Love’ and features Destiny’s Child. Kelly and Michelle, we couldn’t be more jealous- the nostalgic throwback sent us into overdrive just as we hit the second half of the album.
Originally slotted to take the main stage in 2017, she fell pregnant with those beautiful Carter twins. The record isn’t just full of original songs, but a live band with members of DrumLine Live and backing singers alight the stage. What’s more is the heir to the throne, Blue Ivy showed off her passed down talent with singing ‘Lift Every Voice and Sing’.
The ultimate party record for when you need a lift- The 2018 set was worth the wait, the album preaches feminism, confidence and self-love. After all, would we expect anything less from Queen B?
The two-hour treat is available on Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes and Tidal.
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Text: Ellie Botti
Images: Vulture, Time Magazine