Last week, Beyoncé announced that her new album Renaissance will be out July 29, and today she released a new single, "Break My Soul." It's fueled by clubby production from Tricky Stewart, The-Dream, and Bey herself that uses elements of Robin S' '90s house-pop hit "Show Me Love" (that song's writers Allen George and Fred McFarlane are both credited) and has vocals by Big Freedia sampled from "Explode." Beyoncé tops it off with exactly the kind of powerhouse delivery you expect from the Queen Bey, plus a rapped verse. Listen below. Judging by the single artwork, it seems to be track 6 on the new album.

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UPDATE (6/30): Beyonce has shared the album artwork, along with this message:

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. 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.

Beyonce
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