Beyoncé has celebrated the release of her seventh album, ‘RENAISSANCE’, with the song-by-song premiere of lyric videos for each track, as well as multiple statements thanking fans for their patience and dedication.
Each of the album’s 16 songs will receive its own video, premiered in order of their appearance on the tracklisting with a two-minute countdown between them. The first in the series, ‘I’M THAT GIRL’, has just premiered – have a look at it below, and keep an eye on Beyoncé’s YouTube channel here for the remaining 14 (the video for ‘BREAK MY SOUL’ premiered with its release last month).
Meanwhile, Beyoncé also addressed the fact that her latest album, ‘RENAISSANCE’, leaked online ahead of its release, thanking fans for “calling out anyone that was trying to sneak into the club early”.
In a handwritten letter posted to her Instagram profile, Beyoncé commended her loyal fanbase for not engaging with the pirated versions of the record, saying she’s “never seen anything like it”.
She went on to express gratitude for the “love and protection” she’d received from her fans, noting: “It means the world to me. Thank you for your unwavering support. Thank you for being patient. We are going to take our time and enjoy the music. I will continue to give my all and do my best to bring you joy. I love you deeply.”
Beyoncé also shared a statement about the release of ‘RENAISSANCE’ – which was revealed earlier to be the first installment in a project spanning three separate “acts” – on her official website, noting that all three parts of the project have been completed, and were recorded over three years during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
In the statement, which was also included as part of the album’s physical materials, Beyoncé said that working on the 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 at a time when little else was moving.
“My intention was to create a safe place, a place without judgement. A place to be free of perfectionism and overthinking. Place to scream, release, feel freedom. It was a beautiful journey of exploration.
Have a look at the full statement below: