Beyoncé Releases First Track Off of New Album: “Break My Soul”
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Just off the heels of the Renaissance album rollout’s kickoff, Beyonce has dropped “Break My Soul.”
Like dozens of past Bey tracks, “Break My Soul” was produced by The-Dream. Other credited artists include Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Freddie Ross, BlaqNmilD, Fred McFarlance, Christopher Stewart, and Allen George.
The upbeat “quit your job” anthem has Beyoncé venturing into the house music genre, which may set the tone for the rest of the record. It also samples Big Freedia’s “Explode” and Robin S’ “Show Me Love.”
Robin S thanked Beyoncé for using her track in “Break My Soul.” The legendary house music performer appeared on Good Morning Britain saying “Thank you so much for giving me my flowers while I’m still alive.”
The release was seemingly appreciated and well received by the public, but fans might be thrilled to know that more music may be on its way—sooner than they think. Beyoncé’s publicist Yvette Noel-Schure posted an Instagram Story saying “Tuesday, Friday, Tuesday.” Many hope the post reflects a release schedule making the next mystery release today.
The Renaissance Rollout
Last week, Beyoncé announced the upcoming drop of her new album, Renaissance. With a website launch and merch drop, fans are eager for its release. The record’s release is projected to be sometime this summer with its first look being “Break My Soul.”
Although the album roll-out may be a surprise to some, Beyoncé has not been shy about her time in the recording studio. In as early as August of 2021, the artist was open about making music during Covid that she would release in the near future. In an interview with Harper’s Bazaar, Beyoncé mentioned the album while even subtly dropping its name: “Sometimes it takes a year for me to personally search through thousands of sounds to find just the right kick or snare. I feel a renaissance emerging, and I want to be part of nurturing that escape in any way possible. Yes, the music is coming!”
Beyonce’s iconic last album, Lemonade, stunned the world and broke records (and car windows using baseball bats). Beyoncé opened up painfully wide about her unfaithful relationship and subsequent grief. The album was powerful in its vulnerability and helped many through their own relationship struggles.