The long-anticipated wait for Beyonce‘s seventh studio album “renaissance” may have ended a few days earlier than planned.
Set for an initial release on July 29, what appears to be the full album was leaked on social media Wednesday morning.
The leak came as a shock, as Beyonce is known to keep everything very close to the vest. To wit: the surprise drop of her 2013 self-titled album.
The singer revealed the tracklist for her forthcoming seventh album “Renaissance” last week. The tracklist, which was posted on her Instagram story includes many intriguing titles like “America Has a Problem,” “Alien Superstar,” “Church Girl,” “Cuff It,” “Thique,” “All Up in Your Mind” and more, along with the single, “Break My Soul.”
In a rare Instagram post, Queen B opened up about the process of making her first studio album since Lemonade in 2016.
The 40-year-old superstar also shared the artwork for the album cover, where Beyoncé can be seen almost naked as she sits on top of a see-through horse. She is adorned in silver jewelry.
She wrote: “Creating this album allowed me a place to dream and to find escape during a scary time for the world.
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. I hope you find joy in this music. I hope it inspires you to release the wiggle. Ha! And to feel as unique, strong, and sexy as you are.”
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