Beyonce Drops New 'Formation' Single, Music Video

Beyonce, "Formation", 2016
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Beyonce, "Formation", 2016

The song came as surprise to fans a day before the singer's scheduled Super Bowl performance.

Queen Bey just dropped a new single and its accompanying music video a day before her scheduled Super Bowl 50 halftime performance.

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"Formation (Dirty)" came as a surprise to fans when Beyoncé posted the song on her YouTube page on Saturday and made it available for free download on Tidal.

The singer's daughter, Blue Ivy, also makes an appearance multiple times throughout the politically-charged, New Orleans-set video. It begins with Beyonce on top of a police car in a flooded street and later cuts to a man holding a newspaper with Martin Luther King Jr.'s face on it with the title "The Truth." Later on, a young hooded black boy dances in front of a line of SWAT officers before the video cuts to a graffitied wall with the words "stop shooting us" tagged on it.

Beyoncé is set to perform at Sunday's Super Bowl at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., alongside Coldplay.

Watch "Formation (Dirty)" below.

This article originally appeared on THR.com.