Joyful Dance Offering Serves as Seventh Studio Album Overall and First in Six Years; Deluxe 180g Vinyl 2LP-Set with 36-Page Book and Folded Collectable Poster in Hard Slipcase
2023 Grammy Award-Winner for Best Dance/Electronic Music Album, Best R&B Song ("Cuff It"), Best Traditional R&B Performance ("Plastic Off the Sofa") and Best Dance/Electronic Recording ("Break My Soul")
From her own label Parkwood Entertainment and Columbia Records, Beyoncé's seventh studio album Renaissance arrives six years after the globally lauded Lemonade was released in 2016 as a complete surprise. The originator of the visual album format, and the preeminent visual artist, decided to lead without visuals giving fans the opportunity to be limitless in their expansive listening journey. It is a chance again to be listeners and not viewers, while taking in every gem of the pristine production. While "Break My Soul," the instantly addicting first single, arrived with a minimal lyric video, the release of Renaissance sans visuals is another culture-shifting move from the artist who has defined an era with reinvention.
Packed with rousing anthems that resonate with everybody, Renaissance is a culmination of freedom and escape that encourages unimaginable jubilation, agency, and movement with abandon. The singular intent of Renaissance, a reinvention of four on the floor, is to showcase music that stirs you from the soul and encourages your dancing feet. It is a celebration of a club era when anyone who felt like an outsider sought each other and formed a community of freedom-seekers to express themselves creatively through the rhythm, which we still celebrate today. The magic of Renaissance is also in Beyoncé's soaring vocals, rich, soulful, at times vulnerable and laden with passion and purpose. And it expands over memorable lyrics that are bold, heartened, urgent and categorically timely.
Beyoncé recorded the album over the course of the pandemic, almost three years in the works, and states that the stillness of that time allowed her to tap into her most creative self. "Creating this album allowed me a place to dream and to find escape during a scary time for the world," says Beyoncé. "It allowed me to feel free and adventurous in a time when little else was moving. My intention was to create a safe place, a place without judgment. A place to be free of perfectionism and overthinking. A place to scream, release, feel freedom. It was a beautiful journey of exploration."
With a squad of prolific collaborators, including The-Dream, Nile Rodgers, NOVA, NO ID, Raphael Saadiq, Mike Dean, Honey Dijon, Chris Penny, Luke Solomon, Skrillex, Beam, Big Freedia, Grace Jones and Tems, Beyoncé set out "to reinvent music again," as described by The Times of London.
Deluxe 180g vinyl 2LP-set in printed jackets with printed inner sleeves, 36-page booklet and folded collectable 24" x 36" poster in a hard slipcase.
- Deluxe 180g vinyl 2LP-set
- Printed jackets with printed inner sleeves
- 36-page booklet
- Folded collectable 24” x 36” poster
- Hard slipcase
- I'm That Girl
- Alien Superstar
- Cuff It
- Break My Soul
- Church Girl
- Plastic Off The Sofa
- Virgo's Groove
- All Up In Your Mind
- America Has A Problem
- Summer Renaissance