Renaissance, Beyoncé’s long-awaited and highly anticipated seventh studio album, is finally accessible for the world to hear. Her first solo album in six years, the 16-song LP follows the seminal visual album Lemonade.
Previews have prompted critics such as NPR Music’s Sidney Madden and Ann Powers to declare that Renaissance represents a musical development for the worldwide superstar.
Renaissance is that, of obviously, and the Grammy winner’s much anticipated seventh album does not disappoint, according to social media.
Beyoncé is the music megastar’s dark-mode update, which has now become the standard. The Houston luminary is sleeker, colder, and Blacker, making what we saw a hot minute ago appear dull, unsophisticated, and exhausting. Indeed, the 28-time Grammy winner may be the only pop monarch who has grown artistically while creating a massive commercial empire.
Michael Jackson’s coolness deteriorated with each more ambitious album, progressing from the casual grace of Off the Wall to the forced spectacle of Bad. Prince’s most lavish goals frequently drove him off the air. Madonna too battled to maintain her Top 40 magnificence as she attempted new ideas.
Beyoncé’s career trajectory has gone in the other way since her eponymous 2013 album. She power leveling from her early apologetic yet flawless overtures to the public found on 2006’s B’Day and 2008.
Beyoncé gave us with a gorgeous visual album that was at the forefront of Black modern art on her 2016 masterpiece, Lemonade, an auditory parallel to curator Kimberly Drew’s renowned Tumblr topic surrounding Black artists. It influenced a university course and lighted up the streets. Beyoncé, in a nutshell, made progressiveness fashionable. Keep reading about the top 10 most eye-catching female celebrities.
Beyoncé’s recent album, Renaissance, was revealed weeks ahead of time, including a major Vogue cover story, and has been launched in four box sets and constrained vinyl. It features an upbeat catalogue of hits, cozy ballads and edge deep cuts, whose quaint magnificence feels strikingly having to cut. And it delightfully hints that the renowned singer’s new wave is to keep it old school.