Music Review: Lemonade



5 Stars

Sparking rumors and controversy, Beyoncé’s Lemonade is anything but predictable. The tone and lyrics of the album as a whole imply that the singer has been betrayed by her husband. Since it was originally released as an hour-long video rather than separate songs, the album feels more like a story being told. It moves from dark, angry songs like “Don’t Hurt Yourself” to sad yet hopeful songs like “Sandcastles.” However, no matter the mood, the vocals are strong and each song is catchy in its own way without being repetitive. Lemonade is also very different from the singer’s five previous albums, which keeps fans on the edge of their seats. It ends on a happy note with the song “All Night,” which ties the whole album together. Overall, Beyoncé explores every genre from rap to reggae and every mood from anger to love, and fans should not be disappointed.