Beyoncé has revealed the title and release date of her forthcoming album “Renaissance.”
The “act i” of the 16-song project is scheduled to drop on July 29.
The news of Beyoncé’s album release comes as fans speculated she was making a return after the Grammy award-winning singer removed her profile pictures from her social media. She has also changed her Instagram and Twitter bios to read: ‘act i, RENAISSANCE, 7.29’.
Beyoncé’s seventh studio album has been confirmed by several music platforms, including Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, and YouTube, which also shared an reading: ‘Act i, Renaissance’.
“Reinassance” is a follow-up to Beyoncé’s sixth studio album “Lemonade.”
“Lemonade”, released in April 2016, is often considered Beyoncé’s most experimental album yet, including a range of styles such as rock, pop, R&B, and reggae. It included smash songs like Formation, Hold Up, and Sorry, as well as themes like Black excellence and Jay-Z’s adultery.
After recording new songs during the Covid pandemic, the Halo singer hinted at themes for her future album last year.
Speaking to Harper’s Bazaar in August 2021, she said: ‘With all the isolation and injustice over the past year, I think we are all ready to escape, travel, love, and laugh again. I feel a renaissance emerging, and I want to be part of nurturing that escape in any way possible.
‘I’ve been in the studio for a year and a half.’