"I hope you find joy in this music," Beyoncé said on Instagram. "I hope it inspires you to release the wiggle. Ha! And to feel as unique, strong, and sexy as you are."
Creating this album allowed me a place to dream and to find escape during a scary time for the world. 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. 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.
"Break My Soul," the first single from Renaissance, was released on June 21. It featured New Orleans bounce icon Big Freedia and was produced by Beyoncé, The-Dream, Tricky Stewart, BlaqNmilD, and Jay-Z. Beyoncé's previous album Lemonade came out in 2016.