Two surprise Beyoncé songs revealed during Sunday’s Super Bowl game are packed with contributions from Canadian musicians and songwriters.
The Grammy-winning pop singer gave fans a taste of her upcoming album with the country-influenced tracks “Texas Hold ‘Em” and “16 Carriages.”
“Texas Hold ‘Em” was co-written by Calgary’s Elizabeth Lowell Boland, better known as singer Lowell. She also contributes piano to the song.
German-Canadian pop singer Megan Bülow, who plays Bülow, also wrote on the song, while Nathan Ferraro of Ontario alternative pop band Midway State is credited as producer, bassist and pianist.
“16 Carriages” features multiple contributions from Dave Hamelin, who rose to fame in the Montreal rock band The Stills.
Among his many song credits, he is listed as producer, organist, guitarist and recording engineer.
Several of the Canadian creators took to their social media accounts to acknowledge their role in Beyoncé’s new music. Lowell, who co-wrote for Tate McRae and the Backstreet Boys in recent years, posted a video dancing to the song on his TikTok account.
“I grew up in Calgary, the capital of the country of Canada…Rodeo made my way to Hollywood!” she wrote in a caption.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 12, 2024.