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Father John Misty

Father John Misty has revealed the full story behind his contributions to the new Beyonce album.

Queen Bey released 'Lemonade' on Sunday (April 24th), and almost immediately fans leaped on the credits. One track in particular stood out - in a mind-blowing series of events, 'Hold Up' owed a debt to Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Soulja Boy, Diplo, Ezra Koenig and Father John Misty.

Deluged by fans, Father John Misty span an entertaining yarn on Twitter before issuing an official (straight face) statement.

First, the true story:

About a year and half ago, my friend Emile Haynie played Beyonce some of my music, along with some tunes I've written for other people, back when she was looking for collaborators for the record...Pretty soon after they sent along the demo for "Hold Up", which was just like a minute of the sample and the hook. I'm pretty sure they were just looking for lyrics, but I went crazy and recorded a verse melody and refrain too that, unbelievably - when you consider how ridiculous my voice sounds on the demo - ended up making the record - right between picking up the baseball bat and decapitating the fire hydrant.

I was mostly kind of in the dark, my involvement with the record kind of ends with me just sending off the demo, it wasn't until she came to my Coachella set in 2015 and told me personally it had made the record that I really had anything concrete with which to convince my friends that I hadn't actually gone insane.

And now, the alternative (silly face) story:

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