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Beyond “Break My Soul”: Anticipating New Beyoncé

“B is back,” indeed!

Like so many of you I’ve been blasting Beyoncé’s lates single. It’s a certified hit. But it’s also been speaking to me on a deeper level. When I hear “Break My Soul” my spirit feels unstoppable. It gives my mood a boost. Queen Bey’s new album drops tomorrow, and I can’t wait!

From what I read last night, her new albums will contain country tracks. (I say “albums” as Renaissance is the first in a three-part series.)

Did I mention that this is also one of my favourite Beyoncé songs?

For those who need visuals, here’s her 2016 performance at the Country Music Association Awards with The Chicks.

I remember the controversy that followed.

In the end I feel like Beyoncé opened the door for a greater conversation on diversity in country music. I, for one, would love to see (or hear) her perform with a legend like Reba McEntire or Dolly Parton. Or even a newer artist, like Mickey Guyton.

I don’t know what tomorrow will bring. But in Renaissance’s track listing, I noticed that there’s a song called “Church Girl”.

People talk about Kanye. But if Beyoncé every releases a gospel album, I’m convinced that Jesus himself will come down and tell her, “Good job, B!”

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