It’s good news for Beyoncé fans.
The singer announced on Thursday that she was returning with her first solo album in six years, Renaissance, set to be released on July 29. It was then revealed that she’d be releasing the first single off the LP, “Break My Soul”, Monday at midnight.
The news was confirmed on Bey’s social media accounts, though not in an actual post.
Beyoncé announces the debut single from #RENAISSANCE is coming at midnight!
Track 6 – Break My Soul pic.twitter.com/PTyZaKNyon
— RENAISSANCE Updates (@B7Album) June 20, 2022
The album will be the followup to 2016’s Lemonade.
Spotify was among the streaming sites sharing artwork ahead of the eagerly anticipated release, with the words: “act i… RENAISSANCE” on it.
— Spotify (@Spotify) June 16, 2022
The album will not be released exclusively on Beyoncé’s husband Jay-Z’s streaming service Tidal like Lemonade was for three years, the BBC reported.
According to Apple Music’s pre-save page, the album will consist of 16 tracks.
— ThatGrapeJuice (Sam) (@thatgrapejuice) June 16, 2022
Beyoncé told Harper’s Bazaar last year of her new music, “With all the isolation and injustice over the past year, I think we are all ready to escape, travel, love, and laugh again.
“I feel a renaissance emerging, and I want to be part of nurturing that escape in any way possible. I’ve been in the studio for a year and a half.”
She went on, “Sometimes it takes a year for me to personally search through thousands of sounds to find just the right kick or snare. One chorus can have up to 200 stacked harmonies.
“Still, there’s nothing like the amount of love, passion, and healing that I feel in the recording studio. After 31 years, it feels just as exciting as it did when I was nine years old. Yes, the music is coming!”