Recently, Beyoncé deleted her profile pictures from her official social media accounts as she prepared to enter her next solo era. On June 16th, "RENAISSANCE - act i" was announced.
Following-up her latest studio album - 2016’s "Lemonade" -, the singer is set to release a new album on July 29th.
According to Variety, the record will feature pop and country tracks with contributions from hit songwriter Ryan Tedder, who co-wrote her 2008 hit "Halo" and Raphael Saadiq, who has crafted hits for Mary J. Blige, Stevie Wonder, and Beyoncé’s sister Solange’s 2016 album "A Seat At The Table".
Beyoncé confirmed she was working on new music last summer. “I’ve been in the studio for a year and a half”, she explained. “Sometimes it takes a year for me to personally search through thousands of sounds to find just the right kick or snare. One chorus can have up to 200 stacked harmonies”.
The singer continued: “Still, there’s nothing like the amount of love, passion, and healing that I feel in the recording studio. After 31 years, it feels just as exciting as it did when I was nine years old. Yes, the music is coming!”.
The first single, "Break My Soul", was released on June 21st.