Beyonce’s Instagram lit up fan curiosity as to what this new album would sound like. Even her mother Tina Lawson spoke on the sound prior to 40-year Olds first single dropping.
She shared a post from Joy Mechell showcasing Beyonce’s operatic vocals.
Along with a caption saying, Mama Tina Says : just saw this. Many of the fans went under Mama Tina’s post saying, give them the breadcrumbs.
Only a few days later Bey dropped the song, ‘Break My Soul“. Which sounded less like opera and more like 90’s Chitown dance mixes. Reminiscing on some Robin S and Ce Ce Peniston.
Beyonce’s Instagram post spoke about her influence behind the new album. Along with a photo of her sitting on a shiny translucent horse.
Creating this album allowed me a place to dream and to find escape during a scary time for the world. 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. I hope you find joy in this music. I hope it inspires you to release the wiggle. Ha! And to feel as unique, strong, and sexy as you are.
A day ago, the “Lemonade” artist dropped some tea via Instagram stories.
She shared a list of tracks from the Renaissance album that drops July 29th. The track list includes song titles like “Alien Superstar,” “Church Girl,” “America Has a Problem,” “Pure/Honey” and more.
The titled names have the streets talking. What will the Renaissance album sound like? Will most of the tracks give the 90’s vibes? Also how politically involved are the lyrics? The anticipation is really building up with many fans.
See the full Renaissance track list below.
01 I’m That Girl
03 Alien Superstar
04 Cuff It
06 Break My Soul
07 Church Girl
08 Plastic Off the Sofa
09 Virgo’s Groove
13 All Up in Your Mind
14 America Has a Problem
16 Summer Renaissance
Additionally, Apple Music also shared the full composer credits for the album, which the ever-reliable @BeyLegion fan account scrupulously documented. A deep dive into the credits reveals contributions from Jay-Z (aka S. Carter), Skrillex, 070 Shake, The-Dream, Labrinth, Tems, The Neptunes, A.G. Cook, Mike Dean, and yes, Drake. The credits also indicate the album will include samples from Donna Summer, James Brown, Teena Marie, and more.