Texas Monthly Recommends: Beyoncé’s Single ‘Black Parade’

Texas Monthly Recommends: Beyoncé’s Single ‘Black Parade’

tm-recommends-beyonce-parade“I’m goin’ back to the South,” Beyoncé begins on her new single “Black Parade,” released last Friday to coincide with Juneteenth. With a sprawling 4:41 runtime, the song is a celebration of the singer’s black heritage, with a constellation of references from Curtis Mayfield to Yoruba culture to the ongoing movement against police brutality. Backed up by a throng of horns and a funkadelic flute, the chorus repeats: “Follow my parade, my parade.” Beyoncé’s activism is rooted in celebration, a call to action fused with the big band sounds you’d find at a second line parade in New Orleans. This Tuesday, she released an a cappella version of the song exclusively on Jay-Z’s streaming platform, Tidal. —Isaac Engelberg, editorial intern Journaling My own personal flavor…View Original Post

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