For fans who only briefly glimpsed Beyonce’s widely-lauded “Lemonade” on HBO last spring, another piece of the visual album is now available online.
And it’s one of the best parts, showing Queen Bey wielding a bat and also delivering spoken word while underwater in a surreal dreamscape.
Beyonce posted “Hold Up” to YouTube on Sunday and it’s already getting pummeled with page views. (Watch it above.)
The excerpt won Best Female Video at MTV’s Video Music Awards last weekend.
Her “Formation” also won Video of the Year, Best Pop Video, Best Direction, Best Editing, Best Cinematography and Best Choreography and the entire “Lemonade” visual album also won Breakthrough Long Form Video — making the songstress the winningest artist at the show by leaps and bounds.
Beyonce also performed a live version of “Hold Up” at the VMAs as part of a “Lemonade” medley that included the tracks “Pray You Catch Me,” “Sorry,” “Don’t Hurt Yourself” and — of course — “Formation.”
“Hold Up” is the second snippet from “Lemonade” to post to YouTube after “Sorry,” which has garnered nearly 110 million views since it was first shared in June.
Judging by the nearly 500,000 views “Hold Up” received today alone, it may not take long for it to catch up.