If you’re reading this, the internet has somehow managed to keep from imploding. In a move that will surely call all conventional wisdom about today’s pop industry into question, Beyoncé Knowles has just released an entire album, complete with 17 music videos, at midnight on Friday the 13th. Titled “Beyoncé,” its existence is entirely anomalous in today’s cultural landscape; how did this famous pop star record, produce, and film an entire album of new music without word getting out? Was it through sheer force of hair-flipping will? Why do away with singles, or buzz of any kind? Why couldn’t she resist dominating 2013 just a bit more (given we had her at the Super Bowl, on Pepsi billboards, and in H&M bikinis all year)? Is this stunt just an ego trip, just to prove she can??
Whatever. She totally can. She’s the King B.
And I was hoping to get to bed early tonight! What’s a pop culture blogger supposed to DO WHEN SOMETHING LIKE THIS HAPPENS? Hell, what’s any poor innocent citizen in this buzzing #Beyhive supposed to do???