Monday, December 16, 2013

Um, can we take a moment to discuss the fact that Beyonce is a badass?

Unless you've been living under a rock, you know that Beyonce released a totally secret, unpublicized self titled visual album last week. An album that just so happens to be awesome.

It goes without saying that Beyonce's voice is amazing - so listening to her is a treat in and of itself - but this album is so much more. Her lyrics explore sex, femininity, motherhood, and female stereotypes among other issues. It's even been hailed as a work of modern feminism. The track "Blow" is an incredibly catchy and fun anthem of female sexuality, but it's "Pretty Hurts" that really speaks to me - a discussion on our crippling quest for perfection and the impossible standards of "beauty" imposed on women in our culture. The track "Blue" is a beautiful tribute to her little girl, that I of coursed couldn't help but cry through. Oh, and in addition to 14 stellar tracks, she also created 17 music videos ...

Basically, Beyonce is a badass. "Nuf said.

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