Beyoncé dropped “Break My Soul,” the first single from her forthcoming seventh solo studio album “Renaissance,” at midnight ET, via Tidal and a lyric video on YouTube. The singer had announced news of the song drop on social media Monday morning, posting on each platform with the caption “6. BREAK MY SOUL. out now.” ‘Break My Soul’ features two samples: one from Robin S.’ classic house hit “Show Me Love” and a vocal taken from Big Freedia’s “Explode,” off the 2014 LP Just Be Free.
Beyoncé had announced news about her new Renaissance LP last week; the eagerly-anticipated album (which is noted as “act i”) will be arriving on July 29. Sources say the album will feature both dance and country-leaning tracks, with contributions from hit songwriter Ryan Tedder, who co-wrote her 2008 hit “Halo” as well as hits for Adele, Taylor Swift, the Jonas Bros. and his own group, OneRepublic. Also said to be involved is Raphael Saadiq, who has crafted hits for Mary J. Blige, D’Angelo, Stevie Wonder, John Legend and Andra Day as well as his own excellent solo albums, and executive-produced “A Seat at the Table,” Beyoncé’s sister Solange’s 2016 album.
Check out Beyoncé’s “Break My Soul” at the official lyric video – here.
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