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Diplo and Ezra Koenig share the demo that became Beyoncé's 'Hold Up'

Vampire Weekend frontman wrote lyrics for 'Lemonade' song

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Diplo and Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig have shared a demo version of the song they wrote for Beyonce's new album.

'Hold Up' features on 'Lemonade' and also includes writing credits for Father John Misty and Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Both Koenig and Misty have explained their roles within the song in the past week.

Overnight an early version of the song was shared by Diplo in which Koenig's guide vocals can be heard. Listen to a clip from the track below (via Team Vampire Weekend)



'Lemonade' was made available exclusively through Tidal on Saturday night (April 23) after an hour-long HBO special of the same name was broadcast. The TV spectacular was made up of music videos and vignettes set to the new songs.

READ: How many of these cameos did you spot in Beyoncé's 'Lemonade' film?

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The album includes the previously heard single 'Formation', debuted earlier this year and the song Beyoncé played at the Super Bowl alongside Coldplay, as well as 11 other new tracks.

The packed guest-list on the album includes Kendrick Lamar on 'Freedom', James Blake on 'Forward', The Weeknd on '6 Inch' (which samples Animal Collective's 'My Girls') and Jack White on 'Don't Hurt Yourself'.

'Lemonade' marks Beyoncé’s sixth solo album and the follow-up to 2013's self-titled LP, which was released in a similar surprise fashion. It is available to download now but is streaming exclusively through Tidal.
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