June 22, 2016


'Sorry': Beyoncé Drops Standalone Video From 'Lemonade' Film (Featuring Serena Williams)

Anyone who watched Beyoncé's Lemonade visual album knows it's an entire supplemental, independent companion to the album proper. Spoken word segments feature prominently throughout the emotion-headlined phases pegged to individual songs. (Intuition, Denial, Anger, Apathy, Emptiness, Accountability, Reformation, Forgiveness, Resurrection, and Hope and Redemption, to be a completist).

So it's cool as hell that the "Sorry" video is seemingly exactly what appears in the film. Before Serena Williams shows up to get low to that already-classic "tell 'em boy bye" chorus, Bey gives the following grainy-voiced intro set to luscious black-and-white shots of women doing emotive choregraphy on a party bus:

"So what are you gonna say at my funeral, now that you've killed me? Here lies the body of the love of my life, whose heart I broke without a gun to my head. Here lies the mother of my children, both living and dead. Rest in peace, my true love, who I took for granted. Most bomb pussy who, because of me, sleep evaded. Her god listening. Her heaven will be a love without betrayal. Ashes to ashes, dust to side chicks."

From there it's pure, Lemonade-worthy excellence, with that syrup-y coda giving way to a twitchy finale mostly focusing directly on Bey.

Next, listen to Pop Chat host Jason Lipshutz and Jezebel’s Clover Hope hash out Lemonade at length: