"No Angel" (stylized as "
Angel") is a song by American singer Beyoncé from her fifth studio album, Beyoncé (2013). It was written by James Fauntleroy, Caroline Polachek, and Beyoncé while the latter two also served as its producers. Polachek worked on several songs for the singer's album with her bandmate from Chairlift, Patrick Wimberly, and eventually "No Angel" was included on the record.
A chillwave midtempo song with elements of R&B, hip hop and trap music in its beat, "No Angel" features a minimalistic production and instrumentation consisting mostly of bass. Beyoncé uses a high vocal register, singing in falsetto with breathy vocals. Lyrically, the song features the protagonist declaring that neither she, nor her love interest are perfect. Contemporary music critics generally provided favorable reviews for "No Angel", praising its composition and the singer's vocal performance; however some of them criticized its placement on the album.
A music video for the song was directed by @lilinternet and filmed in Houston, Texas as a tribute to the singer's hometown. It features various landscape shot of the city and some of its famous places as well as close-up shots of many people, including ten Houston-based rappers; Beyoncé is also seen lip-syncing the song throughout. It received positive reviews from critics who praised the fact that it accurately captured the city. At the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards, Beyoncé performed "No Angel" live during a medley of songs consisting from her fifth studio album.