The global icon known as Beyoncé has had a difficult few days. After her seventh studio album Renaissance was leaked, she must’ve expected a supreme backlash and a file-sharing onslaught that few could match. Thankfully for Beyoncé, the singer’s fans paid attention to her pleas and waited for the official release date.
In a newly shared statement, Beyoncé shared. handwritten note to fans who didn’t try to “sneak into the club early” and respected her wishes. “It means the world to me. Thank you for your unwavering support. Thank you for being patient. We are going to take our time and enjoy the music. I will continue to give my all and do my best to bring you joy. I love you deep.”
The 16-song record is the first solo album for Beyoncé in six years, marking an expected return to the top of the charts. The superstar is seemingly not happy to rest on her artistic laurels and has pushed her creative skills into brand new directions.
Naturally, the album isn’t all Beyoncé from back to front. It will feature guest spots from artists such as Tems, BEAM and the always wondrous Grace Jones. There is also a spot on the credits list for The Dream, the collaborator who worked with Queen Bey to deliver the worldwide megahit ‘Single Ladies’. There are also features from Raphael Saadiq and Toronto’s kingpin, Drake.
“This three act project was recorded over three years during the pandemic. A time to be still but also a time I found to be the most creative,” read a statement from Beyoncé on the singer’s website.
Stream Beyoncé’s new album Renaissance below.