March 18, 2013 SOUNDS ⁄  QUEEN BEY GOES TRAP

QUEEN BEY GOES TRAP

Pop’s alpha female BeyoncĂ© bombdrops right into the deep end with schizophrenic new sneak peek ‘Bow Down/ I Been On’. First half: ‘Bow Down’, produced by Hit-Boy, bristles with trap grititude and more 808s than you can shake a buttpad at. Flipside, ‘I Been On’, by Timbaland, dabbles with chopped-n-screwed vocals, but is a little less of a walk on the weird side and generally less of an aural leangasm. OK Bey, you have our attention (as usual). In fact, it’s fair to say we’re about as intrigued by the new unhinged BeyoncĂ© as we are for that Cottage Chicken for Supreme collab we’ve been hearing so little about.