Tidal’s official Twitter account posted the name and release date for the singer’s next project on Thursday (June 16), while Beyonce’s social media bios were updated with the mysterious words “act i RENAISSANCE 7.29”. It is not clear whether the title “act i” means this will be the first of a multiple-album project, or whether the 16 tracks will be released in multiple parts.
Beyoncé— TIDAL (@TIDAL) June 16, 2022
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Speaking to Harper’s Bazaar in August 2021, Beyonce said she’d been working on new music for the previous 18 months.
“With all the isolation and injustice over the past year, I think we are all ready to escape, travel, love, and laugh again,” she said. “I feel a renaissance emerging, and I want to be part of nurturing that escape in any way possible. I’ve been in the studio for a year and a half.”