Excrutiating. She pounds away at those same two notes in every song. Her voice is shrill and unmelodic.
B'day doesn't have the intellectual depth to ever be a serious artist. But as long as she stays attractive she'll make money.
It's boring. Sorry B.
Are these really going to be her first 2 singles? I don't see them as being very radio friendly. Maybe they will grow on me.
How very...ghetto of her.
"Bow down" my ass.
Sick of her
Ho hum, another day, another shit song from Bouncey. Has she ever heard of "Key Change and Chorus"? This is worse than the last one, whatever the fuck that one was called.
Most of her songs sound like schoolyard chants. I didn't listen to this one because I can't stand her.
This is "music"?
She is really slipping.
I see her and Justin Timberlake being musical has-beens before too long.
This song is crap. I continue to say it - Her name says it all
Beyonce is obviously shook by her competition to release something like this. Yes, it's a homage to her Houston , Texas roots (hence the chopped-and-screwed influence), but singers/performers/entertainers of her fame who are secure in themselves don't sing about how 'bitches' should "bow down." to her. She's a 31-y/o mother for fucks sake. She's too old for this foolishness, but "ratchetness" is in for most of her fanbase, many of whom are in their late teens and early 20's and find Rihanna a more interesting personality and making more pop-friendly songs.
This song is some bullshit. She's trying to come off like a neck-rolling hoodrat who grew up whooping ass barefoot in the ghetto in this song when she was raised in an upper-middle class upbringing. Girl, bye. So contrived.
I hope this isn't the lead single. It's Certainly not radio-friendly or pop-friendly at all. It sounds like the intro to her upcoming album. Keep in mind Beyonce hasn't had a #1 Pop hit since 2008. Five-years ago. Which is a lifetime in the disposable world of pop music. All the hype surrounding her has been her PR Machine working overtime. Meanwhile, younger women have more hits than her, including Rihanna, Katy Perry, Adele, and Lady Gaga to name a few.
Of course, this isn't stopping her zesty and tangy ass
fanbase from proclaiming that Beyonce is "giving life," and using #Bowdownbitches as a hash tag on social media. If you think Janbot is delusional, Beyonce Stans make Janbot and MJ fans look rational and sane. At least they have more numbers to back their shit up, unlike Beyonce.
Shit, take me to Vegas to see good ole Britney already. I've had it with these pop tarts with delusions of grandeur.
"I Been On"???
My head hurts
...and while I'm on my soapbox, isn't this song a bit hypocritical considering Beyonce is always talking about female empowerment and uplifting women?
If she were fat white trash, you bitches would be eating this up.
Don't hate because Bey is allowed to grow her own fingernails.
Yeah, bow down doesn't exactly follow up well with the girl-power theme of her last album, "4."
But... I hope that this is just the intro. Something to get the twitters going.
I wasn't always a B fan, but she won me over with crazy in love and the FIERCE videos she had off of that album.
Also, she always has the strongest live performances at the awards shows. She deserves respect for that.
But damn, every song has been choppy and noisey and hasn't really allowed for her to sing. Tight, restrained, forced, angry... And thats just the tone.
Love you B, win me over again.
R19 - Bey's issue is that a LOT of the songwriters who clamored to work on her first and second solo albums no longer want to work with her due to not only some of her father's shady business fealings, but her taking a good a large percentage of songwriting credits from them. Remember when Ne-Yo was mega-pissed about her taking the credit for writing all of "Irreplaceable." Songwriting credits and publishing rights are extremely lucrative, so she's taking money from the people who were propping her up in the first place. The music industry is small, and many run in the same circles, so an artist can quickly find themselves on the backburner if they fuck with the wrong people.
As a result, Bey has to work with who she can. Hence, the decline in the output of her music over the past decade. Rihanna has more catchy songs because she never admits to being a songwriter, she gives them credit when it's due.
There might be something to that. It seems like Rihanna is getting all of the catchiest, most radio friendly songs and she keeps churning them out.
Bow Down Bitches is fucking awful. No way that's going to be a hit.
I like Beyonce better than most pop stars (like Gaga and Madonna) but she is trying to hard. She is over 30 with a kid. Why try and attract teens and college kids? She is out of their age range. Beyonce was big when I was in elementary school. She needs to realize she's not the hot young thing anymore. She doesn't seem to get it.
Destiny's Child's early songs were so catchy and fun to get up and shake your hips to, Now I think Jay-Z is trying to turn her into Li'l Kim or something. Not. Working.
I love the song. Especially how they distorted her voiced out for the rap at the end, screwed and chopped Houston style. She didnt need a lame male rapper, not even the camel, to rap on the track for her. That is a first for female artist I think...maybe Missy Elliot has distorted her vocals to imitate a man before? Anyway, it is has tickled my fancy, I hope she does more stuff like this. I like hood/ghetto sounding music.
Bow Down? What an unoriginal song title....
Micheal K says it all:
[quote]The song actually sounds like 4 songs crashing into each other. It's like a car crash opera for my ears. In the first part, Beyonce sings about how her subjects better bow down and worship at the altar of her lace front and in the second part she drops her voice to do some rapping.
When is her album coming out?
I hate Barfonyce.
Bouncy is clearly frazzled. Bow Down to what exactly, dear? She hasn't had a hit since Bush was in office.
All the stupid ladies, all the stupid ladies.
Beyonce is way better than her music. Her music does her talent no justice. Whereas Rihanna doesn't deserve the music she gets. Rihanna makes the better club songs and ballads. I love Rihanna's latest single Pour It Up, and it's clear Bow Down was some type of desperate attempt to try to emulate that song and its cockiness. Her Rated R album is superior to Beyonce's entire discography.
Sill better and more talented than GrandMadonna.
If there was still such a thing as a "b-side", "Bow Down" would be on it.
Beyonce needs better writing. Her solo music has always been juvenile. Now that I think about it, her group work was sometimes too(ie bootylicious, independent women). As mentioned, she probably has crappy music, because no one wants to work with her since she doesn't give songwriters their writing credits. If she wants to be relevant, she needs to stop this.
R33, I think the problem is Beyonce refuses to NOT write her songs. Her ghetto fabulous anthems are so clearly written in her 3rd grade level vocabulary. She refuses to accept the fact that she isn't a lyricist. Her songs are horrible because they are written with her voice. Rihanna and Britney have always made the more forward-thinking pop music and it's because they are smart enough to know not to pen their own songs. They know that's not their lane.
Celine Dion and her husband have also alienated a lot of talented writers over the years who were responsible for her meteoric rise and goosebump inducing performances by claiming credit for song writing. They pulled that shit with Diane Warren (Jewish), trying to claim as much as 50% of the royalties, and she refused to ever work with them ever again!
Ok, so tis song is making its way around on the radio. I was SURE it was Beyoncé, but low and behold, its a new girl. Love this song...