Published Sep 18, 2017Turns out the vinyl pressings of Beyoncé's 2016 LP Lemonade aren't so "Flawless," after all. The album was recently released on yellow-coloured vinyl, but some fans who dropped the needle on Bey's wax were in for quite a surprise.
Due to a misprint, some copies of Lemonade actually feature tracks from Ottawa punk band ZEX. Rather than Side A (featuring "Pray You Catch Me," "Hold Up" and "Don't Hurt Yourself"), the A-side of the Canadian band's 2017 record Uphill Battle plays instead.
A rep from Magic Bullet Records confirmed the pressing error to Pitchfork, though Beyoncé's camp has yet to comment on the embarrassing mix-up.
ZEX also confirmed the unfortunate switcheroo, posting a video of what looks like Bey's record playing their own tunes. Watch it below.
Of course, hardcore Beyhivers have also noticed — and, surprisingly, they don't all totally hate what they're hearing. See some of their reactions below.
Suddenly I want a ZEX + Bey vinyl. It's a rare item and I'd be one of the lucky few to have it. pic.twitter.com/cYc7dnlJEK— Check 4 a neck (@BeyonceMyRoc) September 18, 2017
Earlier this year, Queens of the Stone Age and Gordi were also the victims of a vinyl pressing mix-up.