Beyonce released her new song Break My Soul on June 21 and fans are raving about it since. The singer has used two samples in her new song, according to Genius.
Break My Soul is the first track from Beyonce’s upcoming album Renaissance: Act 1.
The album announcement and song came on the heels of the Grammy winner featuring on the cover of British Vogue in its July 2022 issue.
Samples of Break My Soul revealed
According to Genius, Explode by Big Freedia (2014) and Show Me Love by Robin S (1993) are the two samples used for Break My Soul.
The song sees Beyonce harmonizing with herself as the piano playing in the background grabs attention.
“You won’t break my soul,” the chorus goes.
We also hear Big Freedia, chanting, “Release your anger, release your mind,” at one point during the song.
The track is written by Beyonce, Big Freedia, Allen George, Christopher Stewart, BlaqNmilD, Fred McFarlane, JAY-Z and The Dream.
Watch the official music video of Explode by Big Freedia here.
Check out Robin S’ Show Me Love here.
When does Beyonce’s new album Renaissance release?
Beyonce’s seventh studio album, Renaissance: Act 1, will drop worldwide on July 29 this year.
British Vogue’s editor-in-chief, Edward Enninful, who got a sneak peek into the album, deemed it as Beyonce’s “most ambitious musical project to date.”
“[It’s] music that makes you rise, that turns your mind to cultures and subcultures, to our people past and present, music that will unite so many on the dance floor, music that touches your soul,” he writes.
A look at Beyonce’s previous studio albums
The singer has released a total of six studio albums so far. Renaissance: Act 1 is set to be her seventh one.
Her last major release was 2016’s Lemonade, which was certified platinum.
The 40-year-old singer’s first studio album was 2003’s Dangerously In Love. That was followed by 2006’s B’Day. and 2008’s I Am…Sasha Fierce.
Then, in the 2010s, the singer released a total of three albums: 2011’s 4, 2013’s self-titled Beyonce and 2016’s Lemonade.