Beyonce’s New Album ‘Renaissance’ Out by July 29th
Beyonce confirmed on Thursday that her much anticipated seventh studio album, “Renaissance,” which has been teasing fans since 2016, will be released next month. This will be the megastar’s first album since 2016.
Rival streaming services Spotify and Apple Music tweeted the same information shortly after Tidal, a platform that was originally owned by Beyonce’s husband Jay-Z, announced on Twitter overnight that the album would be released on July 29.
In the meantime, Beyonce’s social media accounts had their bios modified to say “act I… RENAISSANCE” after last week’s removal of their profile photographs, a sure hint that something was amiss.
A new solo album that appeared to be available for pre-order as well as “Renaissance”-related goods could also be found on the popular singer’s website.
The announcement of a cover shoot with British Vogue, which portrays Queen B as a retro-futuristic glam club kid, was made in conjunction with Thursday’s news. The June 21 release date for the July 2022 edition is set.
With the star’s new songs, Edward Enninful, editor-in-chief of British Vogue, who spent time at Beyonce’s Los Angeles home for the story, was able to instantly be transported back to the clubs of his youth. “I’m itching to stand up and begin throwing motions. It’s music that I genuinely adore.
“Music that makes you rise, that turns your mind to cultures and subcultures, to our people past and present, music that will unite so many on the dance floor, music that touches your soul.”
Music is coming
The 40-year-old Beyonce, who has always been the enigmatic curator of her brand, is well known for her hidden album releases. She long ago abandoned the traditional album advertising process in favor of the amplifying potential of social media.
When she unexpectedly released her self-titled album in 2013, she defied industry convention and did so to great success.
A week before “Lemonade,” one of 2016’s most influential albums, was released, she released a teaser.
Six years have passed since that graphic album took the internet by storm. Beyonce has since worked on projects with Jay-Z, including 2018’s “Everything is Love.”
The following year, she released “Homecoming,” a live album and movie that included video of her legendary Coachella concert from 2018, which is regarded as one of the most recognizable performances on the festival circuit.
Beyonce received her 28th Grammy for the highly acclaimed song “Black Parade,” which was released amid widespread protests sparked by the police killing of George Floyd. She is now the most awarded singer in the music industry and the winningest woman in Grammy history.
Ultimately, that song was included on “The Lion King: The Gift” in 2019, a companion album to the Disney remake of the movie that Beyonce helped to curate.
Beyonce alluded at her upcoming album’s title and hinted that new music was on the horizon in an interview with Harper’s Bazaar in August 2021, saying that “I feel a renaissance emerging.”
She stated at the time, “I’ve been in the studio for a year and a half. “Occasionally, it takes me a whole year to personally comb through tens of thousands of sounds in pursuit of the ideal kick or snare. There can be 200 stacked harmonies in one chorus.
The level of love, passion, and healing I experience in the recording studio is unmatched, though. It feels just as exciting now, 31 years later, as it did when I was nine,” the celebrity remarked.
Yes, the music is about to start.