Beyoncé and Jay-Z drop surprise album 'Everything Is Love' on Tidal

Deanna Kelley
June 20, 2018

The duo released the new collection not as Jay-Z and Beyoncé, but as "The Carters", which is the first time they've used their married name professionally.

The album has nine tracks all up, and has been exclusively released on Tidal.

"I'm a gorilla in the fuckin' coop/Finna pull up in the zoo", he raps.

Beyonce on her last solo album "Lemonade" in 2016 revealed infidelity on the part of Jay-Z, who a year later asked forgiveness on his own album "4:44".

In "Ape Sh*t", Jay-Z lashes out at the Grammys.

"You've all given so much love every time we come here - thank you". The album itself was released without any leaks or prior advertising.

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The full music video, which is more than six minutes long, shows the power couple at the Louvre museum in Paris. Bey lovingly leans into Jay, wearing a traditional headdress and shawl wrapped around her shoulders, as Hova returns the love.

Introducing their final song, a cover of Jay-Z's "Forever Young", Beyoncé told the crowd: "I'd like to dedicate this song to the families and friends of the victims of the Grenfell fire".

Beyonce and Jay-Z announced their album at their concert here and also debuted their video.

Beyonce introduces the album's overriding message of romantic bliss on the first track, Summer, singing: "I want to drown in the depths of you". The rapper also says he turned down the NFL halftime show, rapping that the league needs him more than he needs them.

The rapper has shown his support for Colin Kaepernick, the now-unemployed National Football League quarterback.

The couple strikes a "Bonnie and Clyde" gangsta pose on "Heard About Us", on which Beyoncé threatens, "Watch your mouth when you're around us".

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