The Essential Guide To Beyonce’s Surprise Album

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SONG: 14. “Blue”
GUEST: Blue Ivy Carter
KEY LYRICS: “Come on baby, won’t you hold on to me/Hold on to me”

Even with the world at her fingertips, it seems Beyoncé isn’t immune to all of life’s pressures. But she’s got someone to get her through those tough times: Blue Ivy Carter!

“Blue” opens with soft piano chords and on the first few bars, Beyoncé tests her octave range by hitting some uncharacteristically high notes. She adds more layers to track’s composition as the song progresses, including a bossa nova-inspired and synth claps, so seamlessly that you almost miss them.

The video appears to have been filmed entirely in Brazil, presumably during the South American leg of Bey’s tour. In addition to seeing the sights, Beyoncé chills with Blue Ivy throughout the clip and they’re joined by Jay Z toward the end of the clip, rounding out the perfect family vacay!—Rasheeda Ali

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