This is not a drill. This is not a test. Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter has officially revealed her new music project and the internet is in complete disarray over it. I’m the Internet.
Beyoncé’s latest project will be titled Renaissance. Released on July 29, it’ll be the follow up to her critically acclaimed Lemonade. Renaissance will be a 16-song project available on Tidal and Apple Music. The title also has act I in it, either alluding to these 16 songs being a part of the first act and a multi-project release would be just what 2022 called for.
Queen Bey had originally stirred up the masses when she removed her profile picture across all of her social media accounts. Signaling the coming of a new era.
🚨Beyoncé has removed her profile pictures across all social media accounts. pic.twitter.com/jzjXYFWgI3
— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) June 10, 2022
But even before that, it seems that Beyoncé had already alluded to her new music and its title in an August 2021 interview with Harper’s Bazaar.
“I think we are all ready to escape, travel, love, and laugh again. I feel a renaissance emerging, and I want to be part of nurturing that escape in any way possible”.
— taehyung’s lil ginger snap cookie ❥ (@NINlPEACH) June 16, 2022
Now, she’s done alluding to her new project and is currently promoting her Renaissance era with new, mysterious merch and physical CDs, without fully revealing the branding of her latest project. Anyone have a CD player I could borrow?
— Jacob Gardner (@ThatBoyyJacob1) June 16, 2022
— Marqus 🦁🇬🇭🌈 (@marqEmarq) June 16, 2022
And it looks like she’s making her rounds on the editorial circuit too. Check out this British Vogue cover announcing her impending renaissance, while she serves “Houston couture”.
.@Beyonce is poised for her next evolution, one that promises vision, grace – and something a little bit extra… In the July 2022 issue of British Vogue, @Edward_Enninful meets a superstar, as Rafael Pavarotti captures the moment: https://t.co/pMpRP09hop pic.twitter.com/v523Q3Eb6x
— British Vogue (@BritishVogue) June 16, 2022
It has been 6 years since Beyoncé released an album. Now, the idea of multiple acts, merch, and CDs within this new era is sending the internet into a frenzy.
beyoncé is coming bitches 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍
— Chlöe (@ChloeBailey) June 16, 2022
*everybody bout to get in bed for the night
— Jasmine (@JasmineLWatkins) June 16, 2022
I’m ready ! I woke up and brought the merch already not even knowing what it is. It has a CD so now, I got to get a CD player . Beyoncé take my paycheck!!! #RENAISSANCE #BEYONCEISCOMING https://t.co/Pq7rGKFr7B pic.twitter.com/rjY2DZyouo
— The scheme that Todd setup (@shaqattack0) June 16, 2022
I love that Beyoncé remade the music industry with the unannounced digital drop and now she’s remaking it again by showing the girls what it means to do promo and have a legitimate roll out. An icon. A legend. She is the moment.
— Evette Dionne (@freeblackgirl) June 16, 2022
BEYONCÉ IS COMING JULY 29TH THIS IS NOT A DRILL pic.twitter.com/weo5SdYQdI
— “⃝iтѕ ριмριѕн“⃝ 🅖 (@g_gabbo23) June 16, 2022
I had not one call about Beyoncé so today I’m reevaluating my friendships… pic.twitter.com/ZfmX8ArPjy
— Kalen Allen (@TheKalenAllen) June 16, 2022
Beyoncé telling the girls she’s giving dance tunes for the dance floor along with stun pics!!! FULL PANIC pic.twitter.com/XNRa08b1dM
— Symone (@the_symonee) June 16, 2022
— dylan sanders (@rocketzpower) June 16, 2022
Beyoncé finna give us the 70s and 80’s again. It’s giving disco and house. I feel it. Donna, Chaka, Grace, Phyllis, all the girls.
— George M Johnson (@IamGMJohnson) June 16, 2022
Idk what’s going on, but I just bought whatever Beyoncé had up on her site. pic.twitter.com/d4v8XXXLPp
— very unserious (@Steph_I_Will) June 16, 2022
Let me make sure my Beyoncé savings account is in order. I need to be ready for the blessings she is soon to bestow upon us.
— roxane gay (@rgay) June 16, 2022
Get your coins together. Beyoncé is coming.