The first single from Beyoncé's upcoming seventh studio album, "Renaissance," has been released: "Break My Soul."
Beyoncé made the news by altering the bios of her social media sites to read "6. BREAK MY SOUL at midnight ET," indicating that the song will be the sixth track on the album.
The first single from the highly anticipated "Renaissance" album is a 1990s-style dance banger that arrives only days after Drake's "Honestly, Nevermind"
The-Dream and Tricky Stewart, who collaborated on Beyonce's breakthrough "Single Ladies," produced and co-wrote the song, which has a big Big Freedia sample.
Beyoncé's growliest voice is heard on "Break My Soul," when she sings of escaping a suffocating job and a nerve-wracking pandemic over driving drums and a deep piano melody.
“The queens in the front and the doms in the back,” she sings, connecting this music to Black and gay cultures. “Ain’t takin’ no flicks but the whole clique snapped.”
For the first time since the release of "Lemonade" in 2016, "Break My Soul" is Beyoncé's solo studio album single.
Variety claimed last week that "Renaissance" draws from dance music and country music and features contributions from producers Ryan Tedder and Raphael Saadiq.
Beyonce has 29 Grammys and was nominated for an Academy Award this year for her song "Be Alive" from the film "King Richard."