UPDATE: “7/11” has since been pulled down.
“Out of nowhere” seems to be Beyoncé’s new go-to move, because she just dropped two new tracks without warning.
“7/11” and “Ring Off” are both included in the deluxe repackaging of her self-titled 2013 album, due out next week. But they’ve made their way online in advance, either intentionally or otherwise. Snippets of both songs were leaked Wednesday.
“7/11” is a more up-tempo swaggering number, while on “Ring Off” Beyoncé delivers more of a smooth mid-tempo ballad.
Listen to “7/11” here (via Def Pen):
Listen to “Ring Off” here (via B. Scott):
There are also 90-second official previews on Beyonce.com.
The two songs are featured on the box set’s disc titled More that also includes four remixes: “Flawless Remix” featuring Nicki Minaj, “Drunk in Love Remix” featuring Jay Z and Kanye West, “Blow Remix” featuring Pharrell Williams, and “Standing on the Sun Remix” featuring Mr. Vegas.