In Beyoncé’s Renaissance era, glitz is king. Renaissance, the pop star’s eagerly awaited seventh studio album, will be released on July 29. The official artwork was revealed today. In the breathtaking photo, the singer is seated on a silver holographic horse and is wearing a bespoke, ultra-sexy Nusi Quero harness that is covered in diamonds. This outfit is reminiscent of the crystal top she wore on the first album cover for Dangerously in Love in 2003. She chose a strong red lip, sensual eye makeup, and wavy hair in a ’70s-inspired style for her glam.
Beyoncé, in an unusual move for the diva, penned a lengthy post to fans outlining what the next album means to her personally.
“Creating this album allowed me a place to dream and to find escape during a scary time for the world. It allowed me to feel free and adventurous in a time when little else was moving,” she wrote. “My intention was to create a safe place, a place without judgment. A place to be free of perfectionism and overthinking. A place to scream, release, feel freedom. 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.”
After releasing “Break My Soul,” a house and bounce-inspired song with New Orleans rapper Big Freedia, as the album’s first single last week, Bey has now revealed the album’s cover. There are rumors that the song will soon get a visual.