Beyoncé has revealed the title of what appears to be her next solo album, Renaissance, which will be released on July 29.
After the musician, 40, 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. According to the Apple Music listing, the album will have 16 tracks.
Seventh Album from Beyoncé
Renaissance, if it is a typical Beyoncé solo album – or the first of a multi-part release – will be her seventh overall and the follow-up to her critically acclaimed 2016 album Lemonade.
Since then, she’s released two albums: Everything Is Love, a collaborative album with Jay-Z, in 2018, and The Lion King: The Gift, the soundtrack she arranged for Disney’s photorealistic animated version of The Lion King, in 2019. In November 2021, she released a single called Be Alive for the soundtrack of the film King Richard.
Beyoncé removed her profile from Social Media earlier
Fans were anticipating the reveal after Beyoncé removed her profile photo from social media sites earlier this month and teased a new project on her website with the phrase “What is a B7?”
She told Harper’s Bazaar last year that she had started working on new music. “I think we’re all ready to escape, travel, love, and laugh again after all the isolation and injustice of the previous year,” she remarked. “I sense a renaissance coming on, and I want to help nurture that escape in any way I can.” For the past year and a half, I’ve been working in the studio.”
It takes a year for Beyoncé to get the right snare
“Sometimes it takes a year for me to manually dig through thousands of sounds to get just the right kick or snare,” she said of her extremely collaborative music-making process. Up to 200 layered harmonies can be found in a single chorus.
“However, nothing compares to the level of love, passion, and healing that I experience in the studio.” It still excites me as much as it did when I was nine years old after 31 years. “Yes, the music is on its way!”