Bow Down: Beyoncé’s back

Listen to Beyoncé’s new track now

Queen B is back.

In the first snippet of new music released since she gave birth to baby Blue Ivy in January 2012, Beyoncé riffs on her extended maternity leave with the line, ‘I took some time to live my life, but don't think I'm just his little wife.’

That’s us told.

The track, entitled Bow Down/I Been On and produced by Hit-Boy, was posted on Soundcloud last night alongside artwork showing a young Bey in a beauty contest-style look, surrounded by trophies.

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Speaking recently to the NME about the extended LP, Beyoncé revealed: ‘I've been working with Pharrell and Timbaland and Justin Timberlake and Dream. We all started in the 90s, when R&B was the most important genre, and we all kind of want that back: the feeling that music gave us.’

Bow Down/I Been On may be Bey’s first new material in a while but she’s certainly not been stingy with her appearances, singing at President Barack Obama’s inauguration ceremony in January and wowing the crowds with a Destiny’s Child reunion at last month’s Superbowl.

Her The Mrs Carter Show tour – tickets for which sold out in 12 minutes – arrives in the UK, in Birmingham, on 26 April.

Listen to here and tweet us your thoughts @ELLEUK.

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