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Beyonce’s “Bow Down” Is Like Nails on a Chalkboard, But Still Fierce [Video]


Even though I’m not the biggest fan of R&B music, I’m definitely a huge fan of Beyoncé. The liking of Beyoncé has become so universal that if someone says something even a little negative about our girl Sasha Fierce, we rush to her defense. She pretty much blew the roof off (and the lights out) of the Super Bowl this past February with her killer performance.

But B’s newest song has us questioning our unconditional love for her and everything she does. The song, “Bow Down (I Been On)”, starts off with a sound effect that makes it difficult to not turn the volume down. The beginning is pretty annoying and seems like it would give you a massive headache if it kept going for long enough.

When B takes over and starts singing around 0:17, she obviously sounds awesome, in true Beyoncé fashion. She’s singing in her usual “I’m completely awesome and confident and I know it” voice and it’s, as per usual, take-on-the-day-you-go-girl inspiring (think “Run the World (Girls)” and “Single Ladies”).

In the title part of the song, Beyoncé’s telling whoever she’s singing to, to “bow down” and I think she’s pretty much one of the only singers who can tell us that without us getting mad at her. But its the beat of the song that makes it not so enjoyable to listen to. And then you have to listen to that annoying sound effect again.

Don’t get me wrong, Beyoncé is still the bomb and the diva of the music industry. But this song, not so much. Listen to it for yourself and tell us what you think!

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