New Beyoncé music is imminent, but it’s closer than fans might think. Following reports that Bey’s new single “7/11” would hit radio waves next week, when her Beyoncé Platinum Edition Box Set drops, an apparent snippet of that song hit the Internet on Wednesday.
Her fans have been burned before when it comes to rumors of new releases, but the clip certainly sounds like Beyoncé, albeit more auto-tuned than usual. It also sounds like the beat could come from “Drunk in Love” producer Detail, whose name (Noel Fisher) has appeared in purported credits. BuzzFeed ran it through the song-identification app Shazam — and so did we — which strongly suggests it’s authentic.