For the window-bashing, Soulja Boy-referencing anthem on Beyonce's sixth studio effort and second visual album Lemonade, Vampire Weekend musician Ezra Koenig, DJ extraordinaire Diplo, producer Emile Haynie and folk singer Father John Misty joined forces to create "Hold Up."
In a statement sent to Billboard, singer-songwriter Josh Tillman (who performs under the F.J.M. moniker) explains how his collaboration with Mrs. Carter came about.
"About a year and half ago, my friend Emile Haynie played Beyonce some of my music, along with some tunes I've written for other people, back when she was looking for collaborators for the record... Pretty soon after they sent along the demo for "Hold Up", which was just like a minute of the sample and the hook," says J. Tillman in a statement sent to Billboard.