Beyonce’s FULL Renaissance album leaks online two days before its scheduled release with CDs already being sold in Europe
Beyonce’s new studio album titled Renaissance has been leaked.
The highly anticipated record, which was scheduled to be released at midnight on Thursday, can be found online and CDs are already being sold in Europe, according to Variety.
The 40-year-old hitmaker’s record will be the seventh she has produced over her much-celebrated career.
Unfortunate circumstances: Beyonce’s forthcoming album, Renaissance, has been sold in certain areas prior to its planned release date. Here she is seen in the album’s art work
The performer began teasing Renaissance’s release last month, when she also confirmed that it would be made available to the public on July 29.
Beyonce also revealed the record’s artwork, which saw her sitting on a glass horse, on June 30.
She also penned a lengthy statement that was shared on her Instagram account, in which she noted that the recording process was thoroughly enjoyable.
Tough break: The record, which was scheduled to be released at midnight on Thursday, was made available to fans in various European countries, and photos of the album being sold in France and The Netherlands were shared online
Ready to go: She has been steadily releasing art work from the album
‘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,’ she stated.
I’m That Girl
Break My Soul
Plastic Off the Sofa
All Up in Your Mind
America Has a Problem
Beyonce added: ‘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.’
She concluded by writing: ‘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.’
The performer’s new album will consist of 16 songs, and she collaborated with figures such as Nile Rodgers, Grace Jones and Drake during its recording process.
Renaissance’s first single, Break My Soul, was previously released to the public on June 20.
The hitmaker worked with several artists, including Big Freedia and her husband, Jay-Z, to produce the track.
The song has since received widespread critical acclaim from many music critics.
Beyonce initially teased that she was working on new music during an interview with Harper’s Bazaar last August.
During the sit-down with the media outlet, the Drunk In Love singer expressed that her recording process had been particularly arduous.
‘I’ve been in the studio for a year and a half. Sometimes it takes a year for me to personally search through thousands of sounds to find just the right kick or snare,’ she said.
Beyonce then confirmed that she still loved making music and that she was happy to be working on new material.
She expressed: ‘After 31 years, it feels just as exciting as it did when I was nine years old. Yes, the music is coming!’
Sharing a taste: Renaissance’s first single, Break My Soul, was previously released to the public on June 20; she is seen in 2011
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