Beyoncé has elated fans with the announcement that she is set to release a new project this summer, following much speculation.
The singing superstar has revealed in understated fashion that she will be releasing a new project titled Renaissance, which is landing on July 29.
A tweet was shared on the verified Twitter account of music streaming service Tidal in the early hours of Thursday morning.
“Beyoncé. RENAISSANCE. July 29,” read a caption, alongside a text image that indicated the project will be “act i” of Renaissance—suggesting there could be other parts to come under the banner.
The homepage of her website also shares the three-word announcement of the anticipated first act of the project, while the bio sections of her social media accounts have been updated to include the same words: “act i. RENAISSANCE. 7.29.”
Other streaming platforms, including Spotify, Apple Music, and YouTube, also confirmed the news with an image reading: “act i, Renaissance.”
Beyoncé has already sparked speculation that she had a new project on the way when she removed her profile picture from her various social media accounts.
The anticipation was heightened when the star’s mother, Tina Knowles, shared an Instagram post shared last week.
Posting footage of her famous daughter singing live, Knowles wrote: “I miss your singing.”
While it has not been specified what Renaissance will be, fans Beyoncé’s fans took to Twitter in droves to speculate that it will be the star’s seventh studio album.
Beyoncé has become adept at surprising her fans with over the years. Back in 2014, she released her self-titled album overnight without any warning.
Her last studio album, Lemonade, was released in 2016.
The Texas native previously revealed that she spent a lot of time working on music during the pandemic.
“With all the isolation and injustice over the past year, I think we are all ready to escape, travel, love, and laugh again,” she told Harper’s Bazaar in August 2021.
“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.”
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