Intro for April 26, 2016
I can’t stop reading all the think-pieces about Beyoncé’s Lemonade. This one was my favourite from yesterday. And there will be more. Because, again, there’s just so much to unpack. Which, again, is a testament to the singular force that is Beyoncé. No one else is this comprehensive and complicated about their art.
What’s exciting too is what effect Beyoncé will have on future artists. In 30 years, there will rise another phenomenon who will carry that influence and create from it something entirely new and illuminating. And another generation will also be asking themselves, how did we get to have her? We live in the time of Beyoncé.
Another quick note about Beyoncé:
Now that you’ve seen Lemonade, and Sandcastles in particular, and Jay Z on his side, worshipping her ankle, does it give new meaning to these photos? Remember these photos? I posted them on March 3 (thanks Nadia!).
Yours in gossip,
PS. I still don’t know a single one of Rita Ora’s songs.