The cover art for Beyoncé’s ‘Lemonade’ (left), a promo shot of Canadian punk band, Zex (right); Photo: Columbia (left)/Magic Bullet Records (right) 


Somebody screwed up big-time. Whoever was in charge of pressing Beyoncé’s Lemonade album to vinyl probably lost their job after five songs from a punk band showed up on side A.

As Beyoncé fans started getting their vinyl records in the mail this month, they quickly realized something was wrong with the opening tracks of the album. The yellow-colored vinyl record features five songs from the Canadian punk band Zex,who broke the story on their Facebook page.

The five songs are from the A-side of Zex’s most recent album, Uphill Battle. Apparently, it’s an uphill battle just getting the right songs on the right record.

The record company that released Uphill Battle, Magic Bullet Records, confirmed it was in fact a mispressed LP, reports Pitchfork, who has also reached out to Beyoncé’s reps.

So Beyoncé fans are dropping the needle on Lemonade, expecting to hear the opening track, “Pray You Catch Me:” [LISTEN]

You can taste the dishonesty
It’s all over your breath as you pass it off so cavalier

Ironically, her fans taste the dishonesty in their mouths as they realize they’ve been duped. Instead of Bey, they’re hearing music that they may not like as much.

Specifically, Zex’s song “No Sanctuary:” [LISTEN]

There is no sanctuary

Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide

Through the darkness, through the light

No use in trying to fight

Truly, as those fans sat and listened to what was not Beyoncé, there was nowhere to run or hide. Instead, they shared this with the world on social media.

And now, JAY-Z is not the only person saying sorry to Beyoncé. He got a second chance, saying he needed “a do-over” in “4:44.” But Magic Bullet Records may not get a second chance.

She and her label should probably be moving along to another vinyl-pressing company. Free press for Zex, though.

Surprisingly, as of publishing of this piece, the Twitter reaction is less the sky is falling for Beyoncé fans and more an expression of genuine curiosity.