- 21 Jun 22
The singer's first solo studio album since 2016's Lemonade is expected to be released next month.
Beyonce is back, with the first single from her upcoming album Renaissance - which is expected to drop on July 29. The singer announced 'Break My Soul' mere days before its release through her social media pages, where her bio section was changed to reveal the details of the track's release.
The track released on all streaming platforms, with an early release on Tidal, where Beyonce's husband Jay-Z sits on the board of directors. Some eagle-eyed fans noticed the lyric video for the track dropped on Youtube two hours early last night.
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The infectious dance track is something completely new for Beyonce, marking a new era for this new album. 'Break My Soul' is extremely reminiscent of the '90s club scene, with samples from 'Show Me Love’ by Robin S and ‘Explode’ by Big Freedia. At four minutes and thirty-eight seconds, the single should feel on the longer side, yet I, like most fans, have had the track on repeat all morning. The release is in perfect time to make it the dance track of the summer.
The former Destiny's Child singer revealed last week that she would be releasing her seventh solo studio album, following on from her critically acclaimed Lemonade (2016). Despite the release of Homecoming, Bey's 2019 documentary with accompanying soundtrack, and a handful of singles, fans have been starved of a proper Beyonce theatrical drop for far too long. Fans have taken to social media to share their delight at this new drop.
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Renaissance is set to feature pop and country tracks, with contributions from artists such as Ryan Tedder (OneRepublic), Raphael Saadiq, Big Freedia, The-Dream, and Tricky Stewart - the latter three having worked on this first drop.
Beyonce had confirmed she was working on a new project last summer. "I’ve been in the studio for a year and a half," the singer explained. "Sometimes it takes a year for me to personally search through thousands of sounds to find just the right kick or snare. One chorus can have up to 200 stacked harmonies.
"Still, there’s nothing like the amount of love, passion, and healing that I feel in the recording studio. After 31 years, it feels just as exciting as it did when I was nine years old. Yes, the music is coming!"
If this track is anything to go by - the album will be absolutely jaw dropping!
Check out the lyric video for 'Break My Soul' below.