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Beyonce announces seventh album, Renaissance

By | Published on Friday 17 June 2022


Beyonce has announced that she will release her seventh solo album – her first since 2016’s ‘Lemonade’ – next month.

Not the most bombastic of announcements, the news came via an update to the singer’s social media bios, which now read “Act i Renaissance 7.29”. But, despite the lack of a big PR alert, I think it’s safe to say that an album called ‘Renaissance’ is coming out on 29 Jul.

Also, just to make things absolutely clear, she’s also taking pre-orders for a boxset release of an album called ‘Renaissance’, which will be out on 29 Jul, through her official website. So when I say “it’s safe to say”, it’s really safe to say, I reckon.

Listings on streaming services suggest a sixteen track album is to be expected, so we’re doing alright for details, despite the lack of information from official Beyonce channels. Although there’s a big question mark over that ‘Act I’ thing. Does this mean we should expect a second part to the album in the future? And a third? Who knows. Beyonce probably.

It’s not exactly a surprise that a new album has been announced. Beyonce confirmed that she was working on new music last year, telling Harpers Bazaar: “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!”

Although she added: “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”.

There was a further hint that a new album was now imminent earlier this week, when Beyonce’s BeyGOOD foundation posted a tweet celebrating black musicians. An attached image featured numerous album covers, although in one slot, rather than an existing album cover, there was a picture of a a gloved hand pointing to the artwork to its left. The album in that slot? Brandy’s ‘B7’.

Fans took this to mean that Beyonce’s own seventh album was soon to be announced. And look, they were right.

There’s no music to listen to as yet, but rest assured that at the absolute worst, you only have six weeks to wait.