The new song arrives just hours after Beyoncé teased its existence by changing the bios on her social media pages, which now read: “6. BREAK MY SOUL midnight ET.” Pitchfork reports that the track “marks the start of a new season,” and that the single is a “dance song that is intended to mark the start of a new era with new anthems.”
It shouldn’t surprise us that “Break My Soul” dropped three hours early on Tidal. According to the platform’s credits, the dance song is co-produced by Bey, Tricky Stewart, and The-Dream, and features the following hook from Big Freedia: “Release your anger, release your mind/Release your job, release the time/Release your trade, release the stress/Release the love, forget the rest. Jay-Z also has a writing credit on the song, which samples Robin S’s 1993 dance anthem “Show Me Love.”
The hat Beyoncé is seen wearing in the above single album cover for “Break My Soul” was made custom by the Paris-based label DESTREE.
Beyoncé’s forthcoming full-length offering Renaissance is slated for a July 29 release. The title for the 16-song project also includes “act i,” which could mean plans to share more “acts” after this initial release.
Four box sets are available to pre-order on Beyoncé’s official website here, with a different T-shirt included in each. It also comes with a CD, a 28-page photo booklet, and a mini poster. Recently, Bey’s mother, Tina Knowles, told Entertainment Tonight that she’s excited for the world to hear what her daughter’s been cooking up.
Listen to Beyoncé’s new single “Break My Soul” up top through YouTube or below via Spotify.