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Beyoncé Pronounces New Album Act II, Shares Two New Songs: Hear

Beyoncé Pronounces New Album Act II, Shares Two New Songs: Hear


Beyoncé has introduced a brand new album; Act II arrives March 29. She’s additionally graced us with two new songs: “Texas Maintain ’Em” and “16 Carriages.” Hearken to these under, and scroll down for Bey’s teaser clip.

Through the Tremendous Bowl LVIII recreation, Beyoncé revealed the information with a video on her Instagram. It seems as if she’s going nation for the second act of her Renaissance trilogy, primarily based on the sound of each songs and the footage within the teaser. The announcement video options old-school tunes like Chuck Berry’s “Maybelline,” in addition to a dusty scene of males wanting up at a large billboard that includes a scantily-clad Beyoncé and the phrases “Texas! Maintain ’Em.” The second appears to be a reference to Wim Wenders’ 1984 movie Paris, Texas.

“Texas Maintain ’Em” was co-written by Canadian artist Lowell, with manufacturing and instrumental contributions from Rhiannon Giddens, Raphael Saadiq, Hit-Boy, Nathan Ferraro, Killah B, and extra. “16 Carriages” options Dave Hamelin, Gavin Williams, Justus West, Saadiq, and extra.

Whereas the album information got here as a shock, Verizon did trace {that a} Beyoncé-related advert would run this week. Positive sufficient, she starred in a Verizon business throughout the Tremendous Bowl through which she teased releasing new music to interrupt the web. Minutes later, she did simply that. Beyoncé additionally wore a white cowboy hat to the 2024 Grammys final weekend, maybe as a nod to her nation pivot.

Renaissance was Beyoncé’s seventh studio album general, and was initially billed as Act I: Renaissance—implying future releases would observe swimsuit—earlier than its launch in July 2022. Whereas the album by no means acquired conventional music movies, there was a “cliquebait” clip for “Break My Soul,” a “model marketing campaign anthem movie” for Tiffany & Co. that used “Summer time Renaissance,” and a live performance movie that performed in theaters worldwide. Renaissance: A Movie by Beyoncé was the No. 1 film within the U.S. throughout its debut weekend and, as of January 11, raised over $44.4 million worldwide.

“Break My Soul” was nominated for Document of the 12 months, Tune of the 12 months, and Greatest Dance/Digital Recording at the 2023 Grammy Awards, however Beyoncé solely received the latter. That didn’t cease her from taking house 4 trophies that evening anyway, although, elevating her general profession tally to 32 wins – breaking the report for probably the most Grammys received by an artist within the award present’s historical past.



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