Beyoncé Releases New Music, Announces New Album During Super Bowl
New Beyoncé music is out now. The singer announced that two songs have been released. Additionally, a country-themed album is on the way. In her Verizon ad that was released during the Super Bowl, the singer was scrolling through an iPhone; the commercial referenced several moments from her career including “breaking the internet” with her 2013 drop of her self-titled album. In the ad, she’s at a lemonade stand which referenced her 2016 Grammy-winning album Lemonade. A “Barbey” moment showed the singer dressed in all pink, referencing the Oscar-nominated film Barbie, and a mention of “BOTUS” was a take on “POTUS,” or “President of the United States.” She ends the commericial by saying, “OK, they ready — drop the new music. I told y’all the ‘Renaissance’ is not over.”
Currently, songs “Texas Hold ‘Em” and 16 CARRIAGES are out now.
What is to come is her country-themed album which will be the second part to her Renaissance trilogy. She first announced that Renaissance would be three parts back in 2022, a week before Renaissance Part I was released.
“This three act project was recorded over three years during the pandemic,” Beyoncé wrote on her website at the time. “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. It allowed me to feel free and adventurous in a time when little else was moving,” she expressed. “My intention was to create a safe place, a place without judgment. A place to be free of perfectionism and overthinking. A place to scream, release, feel freedom. It was a beautiful journey of exploration.”
Renaissance has gone on to win four Grammys: Best Dance/Electronic Music Album, Best Traditional R&B Performance for “Plastic Off The Sofa,” Best R&B Song for “Cuff It,” and Best Dance/Electronic Recording for “Break My Soul.”
Renaissance: Part II is due out on March 29..