“I’ve been saving this song just for y’all,” Beyonce said at her Belgium concert, before the opening notes to “Standing On the Sun” played. Even though she had only released a 90-second snippet of her new song, and she had yet to perform it on tour, fans recognized it immediately.
That said, they weren’t fully prepared. While Beyonce kicked off “Standing on the Sun” with breathy declarations of her love, as revealed by her H&M campaign, she quickly broke into rapped vocals that she’s perfected since her Destiny’s Child days — “Oh shit” is right — and then she cued another dance breakdown. Based on the responses, her fans could have anticipated themselves. Watch the clip up top.