Beyoncé is back. Following on from the announcement that she’ll be releasing her new album Renaissance on July 29, she has shared the first single from it, “Break My Soul”.
It shows Bey in self-empowerment mode, exerting the power of her foundation while confidently announcing “you won’t break my soul”. It is the most dancefloor-ready song of hers to date, thanks to its house production – formed around a sample of Robin S’ classic “Show Me Love” (the second song to prominently reuse the tune in recent months, following Charli XCX’s “Used To Know Me”). It also includes a vocal lifted from Big Freedia’s “Explode”, which acts as a hype man type booster to the already-emphatic song. “I’ma let down my hair ’cause I lost my mind / Bey is back and I’m sleepin’ real good at night” she says – that must be when she’s not knocking out bangers.