Beyoncé says her new album is “made to make people squirm”.
The “Love On Top” singer opened up about her long-awaited album, “Renaissance,” and how working on it became a place for her to “get away from it all during a scary time for the world” in the midst of the global pandemic.
Sharing the striking artwork of herself sitting on a scantily clad holographic horse, Beyoncé wrote on Instagram, “Creating this album allowed me to dream and find escape during a scary time for the world.
“It made me feel free and adventurous at a time when nothing else was happening.
“My intention was to create a safe place, a place without judgement. A place to be free from perfectionism and overthinking. A place to scream, to break free, to feel freedom. It was a beautiful journey of exploration.
So far, Beyoncé has released the first single, “Break My Soul,” a house music banger that samples Robin S.’s hit “Show Me Love” and Big Freedia’s “Explode.”
She added, “I hope you find joy in this music. I hope it inspires you to let go. Ha! And to feel as unique and strong and sexy as you are.
Robin S. discovered that Beyoncé was sampling “Show Me Love” via social media.
The house music legend, 60, recently claimed she was not contacted by the megastar team to erase the sample of her 90s megahit on the hitmaker’s comeback single ‘Crazy in Love”.
Speaking on ‘Good Morning Britain’, she said: ‘This does not have to be confirmed. A singer knows her songs.
“My son called me and he was like, ‘Mom, Mom, you’re trending everywhere! Beyoncé released her song and it’s ‘Show Me Love’ and you’re trending everywhere!”
However, she is honored to feature on a track with the former Destiny’s Child star.
When asked if she would like to collaborate with Beyoncé, she replied, “It’s always [the] dream.”
Robin added, “This message goes out to Queen Bey – herself – Beyoncé, to Jay-Z, to the entire team. Thank you so much for giving me my flowers while I was alive.”
Beyoncé is set to release the sequel to 2016’s “Lemonade” on July 29.
The ‘Halo’ hitmaker is on the cover of British Vogue’s July issue, and the publication’s editor Edward Enninful has teased what’s to come from the superstar.
He wrote: “New music is coming – an exciting abundance of it…
“Creating was a long process, she explains, the pandemic giving her a lot more time to reflect and rethink every decision. Just the way she likes it.”