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Beyoncé Releases Music Video for “All Night” Off of the Lemonade Visual Album

So we're gonna heal, we're gonna start again.

To get you over this mid-week hump, Beyoncé just released a new music video for “All Night,” part of the Lemonade visual album that went up and set the world on fire back in June. Ah, times were simpler back then. Things… just a little more hopeful. Now you can find strength in the music, the absolutely gorgeous visuals, and the powerful poetry and lyrics that make up this song.

If you saw Lemonade when it came out (or if you watched it elsewhere since), then the visuals will be familiar to you. The entire album’s slowly coming out piecemeal onto YouTube since then. If you have Tidal, though, then you’ve likely seen Lemonade over and over and over again. Lucky you. For the rest of us plebes, we’ll revel in each slow release and savor the videos a little bit longer.

The poem or spoken words that come before “All Night” are especially resonant, given the world in which we now find ourselves living.

Grandmother, the alchemist
You spun gold out of this hard life
Conjured beauty from the things left behind
Found healing where it did not live
Discovered the antidote in your own kitchen
Broke the curse with your own two hands

Whereas before, we attributed much of the album’s “lemons out of lemonade” context to a conflict between herself and Jay-Z, now, we can find a much wider universality to her lyrics. Sure, a lot of them resonated with people (myself included) back then, but just… now, they’re all the more appropriate, I think.

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Jessica Lachenal is a writer who doesn’t talk about herself a lot, so she isn’t quite sure how biographical info panels should work. But here we go anyway. She's the Weekend Editor for The Mary Sue, a Contributing Writer for The Bold Italic (thebolditalic.com), and a Staff Writer for Spinning Platters (spinningplatters.com). She's also been featured in Model View Culture and Frontiers LA magazine, and on Autostraddle. She hopes this has been as awkward for you as it has been for her.