June 23, 2018, 6:03 AM
So what exactly happened to Beyoncé and Jay-Z in couples therapy? It’s been two summers since the splashdown of Beyoncé’s “Lemonade,” that magnificent, planet-eating album that, among other things, broke the news of her husband’s infidelity in song. Fourteen months later, Jay-Z stepped forward with his intimate, introspective, repentant “4:44.” Then, on Saturday night, the couple introduced “Everything Is Love,” a surprise album of duets recorded under their family name, the Carters — and as pop recordings go, it feels unprecedented simply because it exists. Think about it. Two of the most resonant voices of our time have decided to repair their marriage through music, in public, together.