Beyonce Addresses Parents Divorce on ‘Ring Off’, Turns Up on ‘7/11’

From the deluxe edition of her self-titled album Beyoncé Platinum Edition arriving on November 24, Beyonce has released two new original tracks, “Ring Off” and “7/11”, both with very different vibes.

“Ring Off” gives off reggae vibes as Bey seemingly sings of the split between her parents Tina and Mathew Knowles. She shows pride in how her mother moved on with dignity after suffering public humiliation after Mathew fathered a child out of wedlock: “You took that ring off, you took that ring off / So tired of the lies and try to fight and cry / And now the fun begins, dust yourself off and love again / you found a new man now you shine and you fine like it’s my time, you took that ring off,” she sings.

On 2013’s Beyoncé LP, the star brought out her inner rapstress on songs like “Drunk In Love” and “Flawless,” and “7/11” is a continuance of those clubby, ratchet vibes, mixing braggy lyrics with sung vocals as she wants someone to “smack it”. Stream that below.

Other musical additions to Beyoncé Platinum Edition include the remixes “Drunk In Love” ft. Kanye West, “Flawless Remix” ft. Nicki Minaj, “Blow Remix” ft. Pharrell Williams, and “Standing on the Sun Remix” ft. dancehall star Mr. Vegas.