Update: Beyoncé’s reps tell Billboard that “Grown Woman” will be featured on the singer’s new album but isn’t the first official single.
Beyoncé comes face-to-face with her past in her latest collaboration with Pepsi, titled “Mirrors.”
In the one-minute video, Bey’ imitates signature moves from her 10-year solo career before introduciing new ones. “Embrace your past, but for now,” she closes by saying.
It’s also been 10 years this year that the singer has been working with Pepsi.
“I had so much fun collaborating on this campaign with Pepsi,” Beyonce said in a statement. “I got to re-live some of my favorite past characters and looks. “It was the first time I saw those costumes in years and it was very emotional. I’m proud of those moments and they all connect in some way and have helped me evolve into who I am today.”
The commerical previews “Grown Woman,” the Timbaland-produced song to be featured on her untitled fifth studio album.
“They like the way I walk cause I walk with a vengeance/ And you listen to me when I talk cause I ain’t pretendin’/ Took awhile now I understand just where I’m going/ I know the world and I know who I am ’bout time I show it/ And I’m moving down like that when I do it/ I could be bad if I want / I can go slow all night long / I’m a grown woman,” she sings.
Beyoncé is working with a few noteable names to revitalize R&B. “I’ve been working with Pharrell and Timbaland and Justin Timberlake and Dream. We all started in the ’90s, when R&B was the most important genre, and we all kind of want that back: the feeling that music gave us,” she told GQ.