This album makes me want to pop my gabussy! RENAISSANCE is Beyonce’s seventh studio album. After she released Lemonade, you would’ve thought she’d plateaued… this record just proves why she is Queen Bey.
Even if ‘BREAK MY SOUL’ is her leading single, I would say it isn’t the strongest track. This is claimed on the basis of how other songs emphasise her vibrato, complexity of lyrics, and the rhythm plus production, like in ‘PLASTIC OFF THE SOFA’ and ‘CHURCH GIRL’. These tracks are my personal fave because they mix her B’Day, 4, and Lemonade eras whilst understanding her newfound complexity and themes of self-discovery. A lot of reviews explain the album as an ode to Black Queer celebration, as ‘SUMMER RENAISSANCE’ nods its beats to Donna Summer’s ‘I Feel Love’, which is known as an anthem within the LGBTQIA+ community.
But also let’s talk about how damn sexy AND slay this album makes you feel. This album is just so alluring, not just because the lyrics scream ‘sex!’, but also how they embody self-love in a way where confidence really is key. Especially living in a capitalist world, it’s important to have that individualism, and to celebrate our existence. Thanks kween.
100/10, broke the mf scale, ‘THIQUE’ is the shit.