American singer & music producer, Beyoncé has officially released her long-awaited new album, “RENAISSANCE.” Listen to the full album below.
The 16-track album includes the lead song “Break My Soul,” as well as songs with collaboration from Jay-Z, Skrillex, 070 Shake, The-Dream, Drake, and more.
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“Renaissance” was recorded over the course of the pandemic, Almost three years in the works. It marks the first solo studio album from Beyoncé since the release of 2016’s visual album Lemonade.
“Creating this album allowed me a place to dream and to find escape during a scary time for the world,” she said in press materials. “It allowed me to feel free and adventurous in a time when little else was moving. My intention was to create a safe place, a place without judgment. A place to be free of perfectionism and overthinking. A place to scream, release, feel freedom. It was a beautiful journey of exploration.”
According to the press release for Renaissance discusses Beyonce’s conclusion to wander from the visual album format. Beyoncé “decided to lead without visuals giving fans the opportunity to be limitless in their expansive listening journey,” the release notes. “It is a chance again to be listeners and not viewers while taking in every gem of the pristine production.”
In addition, The release directs to Renaissance as “a celebration of a club era when anyone who felt like an outsider sought each other and formed a community of freedom-seekers to express themselves creatively through the rhythm, which we still celebrate today.”
Before the album’s release, Beyoncé released new instrumental and Capella versions of her Renaissance song, “Break My Soul.” In addition, the album appears to sample music from Donna Summer, Giorgio Moroder, James Brown, and others.
Beyoncé Officially Releases New Album, “RENAISSANCE” – Listen Here
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