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Beyoncé Releases Long-Awaited Seventh Studio Album Renaissance, Confirms LP Is a 3-Part Project

Beyoncé Releases Long-Awaited Seventh Studio Album Renaissance, Confirms LP Is a 3-Part Project

碧昂丝 粉丝, rejoice!

音乐家, 40, officially released her seventh studio album 再生 as the clock struck midnight early Friday morning.

Featuring previously released lead singleBreak My Soul,” which dropped last month, the dance-heavy LP features 15 other tracks: “I’m That Girl,” “Cozy,” “Alien Superstar,” “Cuff It,” “活力” featuring BEAM, “Church Girl,” “Plastic Off the Sofa,” “Virgo’s Groove,” “Movefeaturing Grace Jones and Tems, “加热,” “Thique,” “All Up in Your Mind,” “America Has a Problem,” “Pure/Honey” 和 “Summer Renaissance.

In contrast to the ultra-personal material of her previous solo album, 2016的 柠檬水, the songs on 再生 are clearly crafted for dance floors and laden with mainly confident, often sexy lyrics about celebrating your identity and having fun. “Comfortable in my skin / Cozy with who I am / I love myself, goddamn,” Beyoncé declares onCozy.

然而, she seems to reference her relationship with JAY-Z and its rumored turbulence — widely believed to have inspired 柠檬水 — a couple of brief times throughout the record. “If you keep playing with my heart, 男生 / I’m just as petty as you are,” she sings onHeated.

Plastic Off the Sofa,” 同时, seems to nod to some of the public’s perception of the couple following the confessional album. “We don’t need the world’s acceptance / They’re too hard on me, they’re too hard on you, 男生,” she says in the first verse. “I’ll always be your secret weapon in your arsenal, your arsenal.

Beyoncé Releases Long-Awaited Seventh Studio Album Renaissance, Confirms LP Is a 3-Part Project

Beyoncé Releases Long-Awaited Seventh Studio Album Renaissance, Confirms LP Is a 3-Part Project
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在一个 信息 shared ahead of 再生‘s release, Beyoncé revealed the album will be part of athree-act project.

She wrote: “This three-act project was recorded over three years during the pandemic. A time to be still, but also a time I found to be the most creative. Creating this album allowed me a place to dream and to find escape during a scary time for the world.

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Beyonce Reveals the Cover Art to Seventh Studio Album Renaissance

Beyonce Reveals the Cover Art to Seventh Studio Album Renaissance
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再生 marks Beyoncé’s first solo album in six years. 她之前发布了 2003 年的 危险的恋爱, 2006的 生日, 2008的 我是… 萨沙凶猛, 2011的 4, 2013的 碧昂丝 和 2016 年的 柠檬水.

在 2018, she released the collaborative album Everything Is Love as one-half of The Carters alongside JAY-Z, 52. The following year saw the arrival of The Lion King: The Gift, a soundtrack for Disney’s live-action adaptation that featured original music from Beyoncé as well as Childish Gambino, 肯德里克·拉马尔, Pharrell Williams and other artists.

The superstar also released 归乡: The Live Album 在 2019, which went hand in hand with her iconic Coachella performance from the year prior. The LP features live renditions of some of the former Destiny Child member’s biggest hits, from the girl group’s “士兵” 到 “对不起” 从 柠檬水.

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Beyoncé Releases Long-Awaited Seventh Studio Album Renaissance, Confirms LP Is a 3-Part Project

Beyoncé Releases Long-Awaited Seventh Studio Album Renaissance, Confirms LP Is a 3-Part Project
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Beyoncé surprised fans late last month by revealing the cover art 为了 再生. 在图像中, the 28-time Grammy-winner is seen sitting atop a silver horse with what appears to be an electric current flowing inside its body. 碧昂丝几乎是裸体的,因为她穿着看起来像银色的衣服, spiked chain that covers her breasts, runs down her stomach and loops back around her backside with matching silver heels. 她的长, 卷曲的头发.

“创作这张专辑让我有一个梦想的地方,并在世界的可怕时期找到了逃离的地方. 它让我在其他人都没有动静的时候感到自由和冒险,” 这 “爱之上” musician 在 Instagram 上写道, showing off the cover art. “我的目的是创造一个安全的地方, 一个没有判断力的地方. 一个没有完美主义和过度思考的地方。”

她继续, “一个尖叫的地方, 释放, 感受自由. 这是一次美丽的探索之旅. 我希望你能在这音乐中找到快乐. 我希望它能激发你释放摆动. 哈! 并感觉独一无二, 强的, 和你一样性感。”

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碧昂丝此前曾与 哈珀集市 对于它的九月 2021 封面故事, 她接触到新音乐的地方.

In the story, 她包括一个 “再生” 提到, 告诉出版物, “在过去的一年里,所有的孤立和不公正 [来自 COVID-19], 我想我们都准备好逃跑了, 旅行, 爱, 又笑了. 我觉得复兴正在兴起, 我想以任何可能的方式成为培养这种逃避的一部分。”

碧昂丝随后告诉 哈珀集市 她有 “在工作室待了一年半,” 注意到, “有时我需要一年的时间亲自搜索数千种声音才能找到合适的底鼓或军鼓. 一个合唱最多可以有 200 叠加的和声。”

Added Beyoncé: “仍然, 没有什么能比得上爱的数量, 热情, 和我在录音室感受到的治愈. 后 31 年, 感觉就像我九岁时一样令人兴奋. 是的, 音乐来了!”

再生 is currently available to purchase and stream.