Beyoncé Releases New Album RENAISSANCE Next Month – Music News
Beyoncé has revealed the title and release date of what appears to be her first real solo album since the 2016 blockbuster Lemonade. It’s called RENAISSANCEand the 16 songs the output is captioned ‘act i’ and arrives on July 29.
The superstar changed her social profiles to include the title and release date, while a box available for pre-order on Beyoncé’s website reveal that it “starts shipping July 29 when the album is released.”
Talking about new music in a rare interview with Harper’s Bazaar Last yearBeyoncé said: “With all the isolation and injustice of the past year, I think we’re all ready to escape, travel, love and laugh again. I feel a rebirth emerging and I want to contribute to nurturing this escapism in every possible way.”
“Sometimes it takes me a year to personally search through thousands of sounds to find the right kick or snare. A chorus can have up to 200 stacked harmonies. Still, nothing beats the amount of love , passion and healing that I feel in the recording studio. After 31 years, it’s as exciting as when I was nine years old.
RENAISSANCE will be Beyoncé’s seventh studio album, but follows a string of high-profile projects in the years since. Lemonade.
In 2018, she released a collaborative album with her husband Jay-Z, credited as The Carters, called all is love (which sampled Australian Grammy-nominated band Hiatus Kaiyote).
2019 saw her make history headlining Coachella and releasing the accompanying documentary and live album. BACK HOME.
She then supported him in 2020 with the black is kinga “visual album” accompanying the years 2019 The Lion King: The Gift, a curated soundtrack for the remake of Disney’s animated classic featuring Childish Gambino, Kendrick Lamar and Pharrell as well as African artists such as Wizkid, Burna Boy, Tekno and more.
Most recently, she released ‘Be Alive’ in November 2021 as part of the soundtrack to King Richard. She also gave a lavish rendition of the Oscar-nominated song at this year’s Oscars. Yeah, the one where Will Smith slapped Chris Rock.
You can bet that RENAISSANCE will also have a “deluxe visual component”, but the question is what will it be and where can we watch it? Especially since Beyoncé has shared her star power on various subscription services in recent years.
Lemonade was launched via HBO, Back home was part of a $60 million deal with Netflix, and black is king emerged from a $100 million deal with Disney to work on three film projects, one of which is said to be the yet to materialize black panther 2.