Beyoncé Surprises Fans With Bounce-Inspired ‘Texas Hold ‘Em’ Remix

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – APRIL 01: Beyoncé accepts the Innovator Award onstage during the 2024 iHeartRadio Music Awards at Dolby Theatre on April 01, 2024 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)
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Beyoncé has her beyhive buzzing yet again this week.

After the release of her eighth studio album, Cowboy Carter, Act II, Beyoncé has dropped her new “Pony Up Remix” for the album’s first single, “Texas Hold ‘Em.”The new song infuses some New Orleans bounce and new verses.

In addition to the remix, Beyoncé also launched a new website — BeenCountry.com — that ties in with Cowboy Carter, though its motive is currently unclear.

The “Pony Up Remix” follows a trend that Beyoncé started with her previous album Renaissance, which saw plenty of surprise remixes — sometimes with major guests — emerging following that LP’s release. 

Among those were an “America Has a Problem” remix that featured Kendrick Lamar and a “Vogue”-inspired “Queens Remix” of “Break My Soul” that enlisted Madonna herself. “Break My Soul” was also the recipient of a four-remix collection featuring Will.i.am, Honey Dijon, Terry Hunter, and Nita Aviance.

Fans welcomed the unexpected remix, and praised the mother of three for her ability to flawlessly blend musical genres in unexpected and exciting ways.