Beyoncé Drops Alternative Versions of Her Latest Single

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Beyoncé at "The Lion King" film premiere. Photo by John Salangsang/BEI/Shutterstock (10330533df)

Beyoncé knows exactly how to wet our appetites. As if we weren’t excited enough about the musical superstar releasing a new album, she has now gifted us a little summin’-summin’ to get us in the mood. 

The album’s lead single, “Break My Soul” was dropped in June and entered the Billboard Hot 100 in 15th place. A week later it climbed into the Top 10, peaking at No. 7. By doing so, Beyoncé achieved the 20th Top 10 single of her solo career, becoming the first female artist to do so. 

The song has been described as a catchy dance track with a ‘90s-style house beat. Written in collaboration with the “Brown Skin Girl” singer’s husband Jay-Z and Big Freedia, it samples the latter’s 2014 tracks “Explode” and “Show Me Love” by Robin S from 1993.

Beyoncé has now also released a cappella and instrumental versions of “Break My Soul”. The renditions come a week before Renaissance is due to hit shelves. 

The Grammy Award winner also unveiled an alternative version of the cover art for her seventh studio album. The original featured Queen Bey sitting atop a holographic horse whilst in a bikini. The other is similar, although the 40-year-old singer is seen wearing a silver outfit, sequinned chains, and a cowboy hat. 

Renaissance drops on July 29.