For her first live television performance of “XO,” off her 2013 self-titled album, Bey decided to keep things very classy.
“The Challenger accident is an important part of our history; a tragic reminder that space exploration is risky and should never be trivialized,” NASA said in a statement.
“My heart goes out to the families of those lost in the Challenger disaster. The song ‘XO’ was recorded with the sincerest intention to help heal those who have lost loved ones and to remind us that unexpected things happen,” she said.
Bey let everyone in attendance at the latest Mrs. Carter World Tour stop know that she expected them to sing along, even though the album had dropped not even 24 hours before.
The brooding and atmospheric “Love in the Sky” is the third track to be previewed from the forthcoming “Kiss Land” full-length, following “Belong to the World” and the album’s title track.