Beyonce’s ‘Renaissance’ officially arrives, and the singer calls out leakers; here’s all the details you need to know
The wait is finally over! Beyoncé’s much-anticipated seventh album Renaissance is here. On Friday, Queen Bey released her long-awaited LP, filled with dance-ready singles, experimental sounds, and sensual lyrics.
Earlier this month Beyoncé shared the album’s cover artwork, where she’s seen posing regally atop the silhouette of a crystalline horse. In a note accompanying the cover, Beyoncé wrote: “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, and 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.”
The first single of the album “Break My Soul”, which was released about a month ago, made fans go crazy and since then people just couldn’t keep calm to listen to the full album. The official album release comes as was leaked online three days prior to its official release date. On Friday, Beyonce addressed the leak in a handwritten letter posted on Instagram: “So, the album leaked, and you all actually waited until the proper release time so you can all enjoy it together,” the singer wrote. “I appreciate you for calling out anyone who was trying to sneak into the club early.” She added: “I will continue to give my all and do my best to bring you joy.”
Renaissance is the official followup to her sixth album, Lemonade, which was released in 2016. Since then, however, she dropped Everything Is Love with Jay-Z, the Homecoming record from her Coachella performance, and The Gift, the companion LP for The Lion King film.
- Staff Reporter