Beyoncé‘s newest single, “Break My Heart,” is expected to drop at midnight ET, per the singer’s updated social media accounts.
News of the release comes after the Grammy-winning artist changed her Instagram and Twitter bios to read, “6. BREAK MY SOUL midnight ET,” and only a few days after she announced her forthcoming seventh studio album, Renaissance. The long-awaited projected, which is expected July 29, will feature both dance and country tracks, according to Variety, with contributions from Raphael Saadiq, who executive-produced Beyoncé’s sister Solange Knowles‘ 2016 album, A Seat at the Table, as well as Ryan Tedder who co-wrote Beyoncé’s 2008 hit, “Halo.”
Renaissance will be Beyoncé’s first solo studio album since her 2016 award-winning project, Lemonade. It also follows the critically acclaimed Homecoming, the live album of her 2018 Coachella headlining performance.
Upon the Renaissance announcement last Thursday, fans immediately speculated it would be a multi-part album, considering the information shown on her official website and merchandise which reads “act i.”
Bey also covers British Vogue, which got an early listen to the album. While there are no quotes from the star in the article posted online, the magazine’s editor-in-chief, Edward Enninful, writes of Beyoncé, “The creation [of the album] has been a long process, she explains, with the pandemic giving her far longer to spend thinking and rethinking every decision. Just the way she likes it.”
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