It’s been six years since the release of Beyoncé’s seminal album Lemonade, and she’s finally ready for a comeback! Queen B announced the release of her multi-part album Renaissance, set to hit the shelves next month.
The rumors about Beyoncé’s possible new album started swirling around after she deleted the profile pictures and bios from her social media accounts, and she finally made things official. She updated her bio to read “act i Renaissance 7.29.”, hinting that she’s working on a multi-part project.
Variety reports that the album will feature both dance and country-leaning tracks and that it will see Queen B join forces with songwriters Ryan Tedder and Raphael Saadiq. Fans are speculating that Beyoncé will drop a new song in honor of Juneteenth, but this rumor is yet to be confirmed.
Beyoncé kept things pretty hush-hush about her album, but she played it for Edward Enninful, the editor-in-chief of British Vogue, who describes it as “music that makes you rise, that turns your mind to cultures and subcultures, to our people past and present, music that will unite so many on the dance floor, music that touches your soul.”
Renaissance will hit the shelves on July 29, and it serves as the follow-up to Beyoncé’s widely praised album Lemonade from 2016.