20 June 2022

Beyonce announces new single ‘Break My Soul’ dropping tomorrow

The musician’s highly anticipated new album Renaissance is out July 29.

Beyonce season is almost upon us with the superstar’s new song ‘Break My Soul’ releasing at midnight Eastern. She made the announcement by changing the bios on her social media pages to read: “6. BREAK MY SOUL midnight ET.” It’ll mark the first single from her new album Renaissance, which is out July 29.

The new single marks the first time we’ve received from Beyonce since 2019’s “Black Parade”, which was released in celebration of Juneteenth. The track was eventually included on The Lion King: The Gift and also earned her the Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance in 2021. With the award, Beyoncé became the winningest female artist in Grammy history.

The revelation of her latest album came after the musician shared the words “act i … RENAISSANCE” on her social media accounts, streaming platforms including Spotify, Apple Music and Tidal also posted minimalist artwork featuring the same wording and offered fans the chance to pre-save the release. The Apple Music listing suggests the project will consist of 16 tracks.

If Renaissance is a traditional Beyoncé solo album it will be her seventh overall, and the follow-up to her wildly acclaimed 2016 album, Lemonade.

Since then, she has also released a joint album with Jay-Z, Everything Is Love, in 2018, and The Lion King: The Gift, the soundtrack she curated for Disney’s photorealistic animated remake of The Lion King, in 2019. 

Beyoncé confirmed she was working on new music last summer. “I’ve been in the studio for a year and a half,” she 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.”

The singer continued: “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!” Now, it seems like it’s finally almost here.

  • Writer Chris Saunders

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