UT Students Lose It Over Beyonce’s Surprise Album

Late in the night on Dec. 12, Beyonce gave the entire world an early Christmas gift by releasing a surprise self-titled album with 14 new songs and 17 videos. Like the rest of the world, UT students completely lost their sh*t at the news.

By Becca Chavoya and Maddy Hamilton

The album features collaborations with Jay-Z, Blue Ivy, Drake and Frank Ocean. According to Billboard, the  press release for the album says that it is “designed to be consumed as a comprehensive audio/visual piece from top to bottom. The antithesis of making singles, the visual album is a non-linear journey through the thoughts and visions of Beyoncé.”

As expected, Twitter exploded with fans’ reaction tweets to this momentous occasion. Caps lock was almost always involved.

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To many, the album is a Christmas miracle.

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The words “dying and “dead” were commonly used to describe feelings about the album.

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As were potentially fatal heart conditions.

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Most students around the country are busy studying for finals. But does Beyonce care? Please.

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Beyonce is the best kind of distraction.

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Even iPhones know what’s up.

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Students dropped everything they were doing to download her new album. Like anything you were doing was really that important anyway.

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Apparently some girl named Taylor Swift had a birthday today? IDK.

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The album is essentially perfect.

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The album is for sale on iTunes and individual tracks will be available on Dec. 20. But let’s be real, you’re gonna buy the whole thing.

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