While fans may still be reeling from the arrival of Beyoncé and Jay-Z‘s surprise joint album, Everything Is Love, The Carters have now made the project more widely accessible by making it available on Spotify and Apple Music.
The power couple initially released the nine-track effort via Tidal but it appears as though, this time, they want their project to reach as many ears as possible. As of Monday morning (June 18), Everything Is Love is available to stream for users of both Spotify and Apple Music. According to Spotify, the album is accessible for only premium users for two weeks, after which time it will be available for all Spotify users.
Ironically enough, Everything Is Love includes Beyoncé throwing subtle jabs at the streaming service. “Patiently waiting for my demise ‘cause my success can’t be quantified/If I gave two fucks about streaming numbers woulda put Lemonade up on Spotify,” she aggressively spits on the track “NICE.” The Carters have notoriously withheld recent releases, including Lemonade and 4:44, from streaming services in favor of Jay’s platform Tidal.
The joint effort was unleashed over the weekend, in the midst of their On the Run II Tour, as they premiered the album live on stage in London. Everything Is Love features production credits from the likes of Pharrell, Mike Dean, Vinylz, !llmind, Boi-1da and more. Hip-hop’s royal couple also gifted fans with a visual for the album’s lead single “Apeshit,” which takes place in the halls of the Louvre Museum in Paris.
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