To be a lead single from Beyoncé these days, you need four things: A syncopated, up-tempo beat, some stabs of brass or synths to go over it, a chorus of female shout-along voices (mostly Beyoncé’s), and a message of female empowerment.
It started with “ Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It),” off I Am… Sasha Fierce, it continued with “ Run the World (Girls),” off 2011’s excellent 4, and now it continues once again, with “ Grown Woman,” from her as-yet untitled forthcoming album. As you can hear below, the new song has hit the Web, and all Beyoncé forgot was the parenthetical.
Update, May 21, 2013: The song has been removed from SoundCloud. For the moment, at least, it still seems to be up on YouTube, or you can listen here.