Beyoncé caught the entire world off guard when she suddenly released a brand new album at midnight on Thursday, December 12. The music superstar says she’s “bored” with the traditional method of releasing music, and she thinks all the promotion and hype leading up to an album debut can get in the way. She’d rather try and keep it all about the artist, the music, and the connection to fans.
So without warning, we now have a full new Beyoncé album, a self-titled collection featuring music videos for each and every one of the songs, as well as numerous collaborations. That includes Jay Z, Drake, Frank Ocean, and even her 2-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy.
The cast of Glee is known for being huge fans of Beyoncé, so it’s no surprise that they took to Twitter almost instantly to freak out about the new album. (All in 140 characters or less, of course.) Also of note, former Glee Cheerio Hannah Douglass is featured in many of the music videos, and this fact definitely did not go unnoticed by the cast.