Beyoncé released her newest album “Renaissance”, making it her 7th studio album, and Twitter could not be more excited. With genres like house, disco, techno, and funk, it is a feel-good album with many people noting that nobody can make you dance as Beyoncé can. After creating what we know now as “New Music Friday,” she is certainly a pop-culture icon not just in music, but in fashion and television as well.
Rolling Stone has named Beyoncé the greatest living entertainer.
Proud is an understatement.
She started where many of you are at today—with a passion and a dream. She put in the work, didn’t stop after initial failures, and consistently honed her craft. pic.twitter.com/OZ2DkoIuw7
— Mathew Knowles (@MathewKnowles) July 28, 2022
Beyoncé also made a nod to the queer community after referencing her late Uncle Johnny, a gay man, who she has mentioned before. In the CD booklet to her album, she credits him as “the first person to expose me to a lot of the music and the culture that serve as inspiration for this album.” She states she wrote the album during the pandemic, saying it was a “time to be still, but also a time I found to be the most creative.”
Here is a special message from Beyoncé. #RENAISSANCE
Dedicated to her children, her husband, her family, her Godmother Uncle Johnny, and to the LGBTQ+ community and all of the pioneers who originated the culture and the fallen angels whose contributions have gone unrecognized. pic.twitter.com/hm6Om9fi52
— BEYLEGION is COZY (@BeyLegion) July 28, 2022
Many love this album already for the ability to dance to it and the feel-good atmosphere it creates. As some have pointed out, it also has a lot of references to the history of dance music, like “Energy” featuring writing and production from the EDM star Skrillex to “Move” including a feature from Grace Jones. Overall, many enjoy the album being so upbeat during a time that does not feel so positive. With lyrics of not being broken, being cozy in your skin, and overall just being something to dance to.
— Cray T🥵 (@CortezCrayton) July 29, 2022
Since this is only the first album in a saga, with two more to come, many are excited to see what is next. “I predict act 2 is visuals and act 3 is the tour,” one person said, but who knows?