The song, which was produced by Diplo and Switch, leaked online on Tuesday. It features samples from Major Lazer's 'Pon De Floor,' reports PopEater. The track also showcases a healthy mix of marching drums and African percussion.
Although the song's aesthetic is a far cry from 'Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It),' 'Girls' further promotes female strength, and celebrates women who are "smart enough to make these millions, strong enough to bare the children, then get back to business."
Beyonce just finished shooting the video for the song, which was directed by Francis Lawrence, who helmed Lady Gaga's 'Bad Romance' video and the upcoming film 'Water for Elephants.'
"She would probably have me shot if I said anything," he told MTV. "Some stuff spilled out, but she wasn't happy about it, so I've been sworn to secrecy."
Listen to Beyonce's 'Run This World (Girls)' on AOL Radio's New Pop First station.