Beyonce Announces New Album “Renaissance” and Drops Lead Single “Break My Soul”

Beyonce winning her 28th Grammy award
Beyonce winning her 28th Grammy award. Photo by Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times/Shutterstock (11799945eu)

It’s already been six years since Beyoncé dropped her seminal album Lemonade, and its follow-up is finally on the way. Queen B teased the release of her new album Renaissance last week, and she dropped the lead single “Break My Soul” just a few days later.

Renaissance is set to hit the shelves on July 29, and Beyoncé gave us a taste of things to come with the house-inspired bop “Break My Soul”. Variety reported that she’s been working on a multi-part album, featuring both dance and country tracks.

Renaissance marks Queen B’s first solo album since 2016 and she didn’t want to rush its release because she was having a lot of fun making it.

“I’ve been in the studio for a year and a half. Sometimes it takes a year for me to personally search through thousands of sounds to find just the right kick or snare. Still, there’s nothing like the amount of love, passion, and healing that I feel in the recording studio,” Beyoncé told Harper’s Bazaar last year.

Even though she didn’t drop a new solo album since 2016, Queen B worked on soundtrack albums The Lion King: The Gift and Black Is King, received an Oscar nod for the song “Be Alive” from the film King Richard and won two Grammy Awards alongside Megan Thee Stallion for the “Savage” remix.