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!”

and now for something completely superficial

Christmas comes but TWICE a year.

So the other night I was looking at an episode of Castle. I couldn’t help notice that it ended with what sounded like a…William Shatner song.

Dork that I am, I ran to iTunes. Little did I know the REAL treat that awaited me. Check out the screen shot:

There’s something about good old-fashioned, bad-ass rock ‘n roll.

I don’t care how broke I am. I don’t care if I have to purchase their work track by track, month by month, ’til I’m 50. Just knowing that AC/DC’s work is now available for download is enough to make me smile.

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Like a BOSS.

This is quite possibly the best example of Stealing Like An Artist paying homage to a classic that I’ve seen in a while.

I tell you. I know next to nothing about Bruno Mars. He could be the Antichrist of pop music, for all I care. But I don’t feel like shaming him for thievery. I’d rather celebrate the nostalgia I felt last night when I watched this video. I swear, from the second that song started, all I thought, “What the frig is this?!?” 😀

So I guess I…Miss The Police?

HT – Todd Cantelon via Twitter