Beyonce’s long-awaited, eagerly sought-after 7th studio album Renaissance. The album, which has been awaited for a long time is available now for all to listen to. The album is Beyonce’s first solo album in six years. Hence, following the iconic visually-oriented album Lemonade. Some critics, including NPR’s Sidney Madden. Also, Ann Powers have said about the previews that Renaissance represents a change in musical style. That is, for the superstar of the world.
Renaissance includes guest performances of Grace Jones. Also, Tems and BEAM and numerous credits from some of the biggest names in the world of music. Hence, as well as a few from The-Dream. Ones, who collaborated on the hit song “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)” and producer Mike Dean. Finally, features from Drake and Raphael Saadiq.
Her website states that Beyonce posted about Renaissance, “This three act project was recorded over a period of three years. That is, the period during the epidemic. It was a time to sit still. But, also one that I discovered to be the most inventive,” Further, an indication that this new album comprises the initial part of three.
BREAK MY SOUL- ‘A SONG FULL OF ENERGIES’
The month before, she dropped a song from the album, “BREAK MY SOUL,” the energetic track that is rooted in the dance music genre. Also, featuring Big Freedia and sampling the 1990 diva-house hit “Show You I Love You” from Robin S.
“Thank to all the pioneers who started culture. Also, to all the fallen angels whose achievements were not recognised for way too often,” the statement on her website goes on.
In typical Bey manner, not many details regarding the album were released. That is, over a week in advance of the album’s release. Beyonce took to her social media to inform the world about the project with announcing the album’s official release that came following the removal of images of her profile on her social media profiles.
SO, YOU COULDN’T WAIT, COULD YOU?
I clicked the link to the leak and the first song on the Beyonce album is just her saying “So, you just couldn’t wait, could you?” And then she read my address back to me before the song started. I’ll see y’all in prison
— Keith Nelson Jr (@JusAire) July 27, 2022
Despite her proven capability to provide the world precisely what Beyonce desires whenever Beyonce wills to. Hence, nothing more nor less, the album leaked online only two days prior to its launch; some fans reported that they’d seen the album available for sale in early retail stores for media within France as well as the Netherlands.
It was her response to the leaked album as well as the backlash from fans via social media, in a blog post that was posted just prior to of the album’s release. She wrote: “I appreciate you for warning anyone who was trying to get into the club before it was ready … we’re going to be taking our time and listen to this music.” In this regard, the album will initially be released without video unlike the albums with a lot of visuals like Lemonade from 2016 as well as the album self-titled released in 2013.
“My goal is to build a secure space, a place that is free of judgement,” Beyonce’s statement on her website reads. “A space to let go of overthinking and perfectionists. A place where you can scream and release, to feel liberated. It was an amazing trip of discovery. I hope you feel happiness in this song. I hope that it will inspire you to let go of the smile. Ha! and to feel as distinct, powerful, and sexy as you truly are.”