Beyoncé Dropped The Renaissance Vinyl Cover, And It Features So Many Beyoncés
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The return of Queen Bey is right around the corner. The pop star’s upcoming album, Renaissance, will be released on July 29. It’s her first full-length record since the seminal 2016 album Lemonade, making this moment pretty major.
On June 22, the singer revealed a second vinyl-only album cover, and it’s somehow even more luxurious than the main artwork. This is just the latest drop in a series of stunning (and well-timed) surprises related to the album. On June 16, the “Break My Soul” singer officially announced the record in a cover story for British Vogue. She then followed this up by dropping the lead single, “Break My Soul,” on June 20, before dropping the 16-song tracklist on July 20, including a track titled, “Virgo’s Groove.”
Unsurprisingly, Beyoncé is giving this rollout all her Virgo energy...literally. With the album impending, here’s everything to know about Renaissance. Just one tip: You might want to gather up your finest go-go boots and disco attire for this dance-inspired album.
Beyoncé’s Renaissance Release Date
Renaissance will be released on Friday, July 29.
Beyoncé’s Renaissance Standard Cover Art
Beyoncé unveiled the artwork for her upcoming album on June 30 in an Instagram post. Photographed by Carlijn Jacobs, the stunning cover showed the pop star regally sitting atop a crystallized horse. In the caption, Beyoncé referred to the album as Act I: Renaissance. Is she possibly teasing that Act 2 could be on the horizon? I’m not complaining if so.
What’s Beyoncé Saying About Renaissance?
In a note accompanying her June 30 Instagram post, Beyoncé said creating the album was freeing. “Creating this album allowed me a place to dream and to find escape during a scary time for the world,” she wrote. “It allowed me to feel free and adventurous in a time when little else was moving.”
With the world still largely cooped up, the singer said her intention with Renaissance was to create a safe space for listeners. “A place to be free of perfectionism and overthinking. A place to scream, release, feel freedom,” she said. “It was a beautiful journey of exploration. I hope you find joy in this music. I hope it inspires you to release the wiggle. Ha! And to feel as unique, strong, and sexy as you are.”
Beyoncé’s Renaissance Tracklist
On July 20, Beyoncé revealed the tracklist for Renaissance on her Instagram Story and website. The glimmering tracklist, which is reminiscent of the album cover’s luminous hue, included 16 songs.
- “I’m That Girl”
- “Alien Superstar”
- “Cuff It”
- “Break My Soul”
- “Church Girl”
- “Plastic Off The Sofa”
- “Virgo’s Groove”
- “All Up In Your Mind”
- “America Has A Problem”
- “Summer Renaissance”
Beyoncé’s Renaissance Box Sets
Beyoncé has also released a Renaissance box set for purchase on her website. The sold-out sets included one or more of the following items: a 28-page booklet, a mini-poster, a CD, and a T-shirt that ranged from a size small to 5XL.
Beyoncé’s Renaissance Vinyl
For those who weren’t able to score a box set, her Renaissance vinyl is still available. The vinyls are set to ship upon the album’s release. The limited-edition vinyl costs $32.98 on her website, and it’ll feature an alternate cover.
The star shared the alternate cover on both her website and Instagram on July 22. The new artwork still shows Beyoncé sitting on top of a crystallized horse; however, this time she’s wearing a different look. Beyoncé donned a silver dress and white cowboy hat for the vinyl cover. Her hair appears to be white.
Once you open the vinyl, you’ll find even more Beyoncés inside with the singer sporting a different look in each photo. See Beyoncé’s Instagram post below for her vinyl unboxing.
Like Beyoncé, I’m in the mood to feel carefree and unapologetically fearless. It seems like Renaissance will be the perfect way to get loose, and I’m so ready for what the album has to offer.
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