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Hear Beyonce’s Spinning, Frenetic New Club Banger ‘7/11’

The new song “Ring Off,” in which the singer tackles the issue of divorce, is also available for streaming


Beyonce performs onstage at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards in Inglewood, California on August 24, 2014.

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The Platinum Edition of Beyoncé‘s self-titled album is scheduled to arrive November 24th, and after brief snippets of the box set’s new tracks, “7/11” and “Ring Off,” leaked out early, the entirety of the two songs were finally unveiled Thursday night.

“7/11” is the more frenetic of the two Platinum Edition tracks, a rapid-fire banger that finds Beyoncé repetitively detailing her dance moves aloud. “I put up my hands up, spinning while my hands up,” she sings on the track. “Let’s move it side to side, smack in the air.” After a breakneck two-and-a-half minutes, the song cools down for the final 60 seconds with an atmospheric outro. The song is streaming below.

“Ring Off,” as the title suggests, is a song about staying strong in the face of a faltering marriage. However – in case the tabloids are already churning out divorce rumors based on the ballad’s lyrics – “Ring Off” could be just as easily be inspired by Beyoncé’s mother Tina Knowles and her split from her husband Mathew, rather than Beyoncé’s own relationship with Jay Z. The track also borrows some lyrics from the 4 hit “Love on Top.” Listen to “Ring Off” over at DIY.

In addition to “7/11” and “Ring Off,” the Platinum Edition will also feature four remixes: the previously released “Flawless” with Nicki Minaj, Pharrell Williams’ take on “Blow,” a Mr. Vegas remix of the pre-Beyoncé cut “Standing in the Sun” and a Watch the Throne version of “Drunk in Love” as it features both Jay Z and Kanye West. The box set will also feature a DVD chronicling a gig from Beyoncé’s Mrs. Carter Show World Tour as well as 2015 Beyoncé mini-calendar.

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