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Beyoncé’s much-awaited and highly anticipated seventh studio album, Renaissance, is now available for the world to hear. The 16-song LP marks her first solo album in 6 years, after the important photo album Lemonade. Critics, including Sidney Madden and Ann Powers of NPR Musictalked about previews Renaissance signifies a musical evolution for the global superstar.
Renaissance includes guest features from Grace Jones, Tems and BEAMas well as a host of credits from music industry celebrities, including several from The-Dream, “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)” collaborators and producers. Mike Dean, and features Drake and Raphael Saadiq.
On her website, Beyoncé wrote about Renaissance“This three-action project was recorded over three years during the pandemic. A time to be quiet but also a time I find to be the most creative,” a sign that the new release is the first. in three parts.
Last month, she unexpectedly dropped a single from her record, “BREAK MY SOUL,” an energetic track rooted in dance influences that featured Big Freedia and a 1990 diva hit. “Show Me Love” by Robin S.
“Thank you to all the pioneers of cultural origin, to all the fallen angels, whose contributions have gone unrecognized for so long,” the statement on her website continues.
In typical Bey style, not too many details about the album were revealed more than a week before its release. She took to social media to update the world about the project, including the official announcement of the project, which came after deleting the profile picture on her social networking sites.
I clicked the link to the leak and the first song on Beyonce’s album was just her saying “So you just can’t wait, can you?” And then she read my address back to me before the song started.
I will see you all in prison
– Keith Nelson Jr (@JusAire) July 27, 2022
Despite having proven capable of giving the world exactly what Beyoncé wants when Beyoncé wants it, nothing more and nothing less, the new album was leaked online just two days before its release; Some fans allege that they have seen CDs being sold early in the media stores in France and the Netherlands.
She addressed the leak and the backlash from the patient fans it received on social media, in a post shortly before the album’s actual release, write: “I appreciate you for calling out anyone who tries to sneak into the club early…we’ll take our time and enjoy the music.” So the album will initially be released without the video, as opposed to the visual-heavy releases of Lemonade in 2016 and the album of the same name in 2013.
“My intention is to create a safe place, a place without judgment”, Beyoncé’s statement on her website read. “A place to stop being perfectionist and overthinking. A place to scream, liberate, feel free. It’s a beautiful journey of discovery. I hope you find joy in this music. I hope it inspires you to release the sway. Ha! And to feel as unique, strong, and sexy as you are.”