Beyoncé Releases Single ‘Break my Soul’

A first look at the singer’s new solo album, Renaissance

This is not a false alarm— After much anticipation, Beyoncé has released a single from her newest album Renaissance. An early look into the artist’s first solo project since 2016, ‘Break My Soul’ is a motivational anthem and catchy club beat that marks the return of nineties house hip-hop.

“Bey is back and I’m sleeping real good at night”, announces the singer in the second verse of the song, addressing her much-noticed absence. Joined by guest singer Big Freedia, the two denounce toxic, all-consuming work in search of liberation. “Got motivation”, she sings. “I done found me a new foundation, and I’m takin’ my new salvation”.

“It feels surreal to be on the track with the Queen Beyonce once again”, writes Big Freedia in a recent Instagram post, celebrating the song’s release. The New Orleans artist was a contributor to Beyoncé’s “Formation” six years ago, and can now be heard vocalizing post-chorus singing “Release ya anger, release ya mind. Release ya job, release the time”. The line is a sample from the singer’s 2014 song “Explode”.

Image Courtesy of Beyonce Official Instagram

While little is known about the rest of Renaissance, fans can look forward to Beyoncé’s British Vogue cover, a July issue timed perfectly with the release upcoming album.

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