Queen Bey has returned.
It’s been six long years since Beyoncé released an album (2016’s Lemonade), but the megastar is officially back in action with the release of her seventh studio album, Renaissance – the first act in a trilogy of projects she recorded over the last three years during the pandemic.
“Creating this album allowed me a place to dream and to find escape during a scary time for the world,” Beyonce says. “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 judgement. A place to be free of perfectionism and overthinking. A place to scream, release, feel freedom. It was a beautiful journey of exploration.”
Equipped with 16 tracks, including the lead-single “Break My Soul,” the album boasts a composer guest-list that includes (but not limited to) The-Dream, Pharrell, Jay-Z, 070 Shake, Skrillex, Drake, Leven Kali, Nile Rodgers, and others.
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