Beyoncé has just dropped her highly anticipated new album 'Renaissance', and it has the dance-music tinge that fans were expecting.
Next to join the roster of A-list stars creating house-infused albums is Beyoncé, who has just released her highly anticipated new album 'Renaissance'.
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‘Renaissance’ is the first of a planned trilogy and is a 16-track dance album with high-profile, cross-genre contributors such as Drake, Skrillex, and Honey Dijon
In a statement uploaded to her website the day before the album’s release, Beyoncé said: “This three act project was recorded over three years during the pandemic. My intention was to create a safe place. A place without judgement. A place to be free of perfectionism and overthinking. A place to scream, release, feel freedom.”
The statement also paid respect to her “beautiful husband and muse” Jay-Z and her family. Her late uncle Jonny is also credited for introducing the singer to the many disco, house and soul sounds that inspired this album.
Many of the tracks in the album are dance-infused, as can be expected when your line-up of production collaborators includes the likes of Honey Dijon (‘Cozy’), Skrillex (‘Energy’), Green Velvet (‘Cozy’), A.G Cook (‘All Up In Your Mind’), and Boi-1da (‘Heated’).
Fans have had mixed reactions to the album, but many people like the dance-infused album and say that it makes them want to be on a dancefloor and helps them feel good about themselves.
BEYONCE DEADASS TOOK MY HAND AND IS DRAGGING ME TO EVERY CLUB— THIQUE (@ScottieBeam) July 29, 2022
Renaissance by Beyoncè is how you do a dance album. AMAZING transitions/mixing, contributions from queer artists, and substance with the fun. She really did it again.— Dedee (@thoughtfulbae) July 29, 2022
this beyonce album makes me wanna do coke and get fingered on a dance floor— cecilia (@fempologist) July 29, 2022
Gay Twitter timeline all in perfect harmony and unison because everyone loves and cherishes Renaissance - Beyoncé did the unthinkable pic.twitter.com/KedNLuKBNM— Harrison Brocklehurst (@harrisonjbrock) July 29, 2022
The thing about Beyoncé... she just makes you feel so *good* about yourself. I can't think of another artist who's as good at boosting the casual listener's self esteem.— Ash Sarkar (@AyoCaesar) July 29, 2022
workers at the mdma factory after they saw beyonce released a dance album pic.twitter.com/IVFkBZjx88— sock is a slur (@leoliveeeeee) July 29, 2022
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Aneesa Ahmed is Mixmag's Digital Intern, follow her on Twitter