© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Singer Beyonce arrives to attend the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards in New York, U.S., August 28, 2016. REUTERS / Eduardo Munoz
By Sharon Kimathi
LONDON (Reuters) – American pop star Beyonce Knowles-Carter surprised fans with the early release of her single ‘Break My Soul’ from her upcoming album ‘Renaissance’, setting social media on fire with the lyrics. song that some say has aroused anger among workers. conditions.
“I’m about to find a new drive / damn, they work so hard for me / Work until nine, then after five hours off / And they stress me out, that’s why I can’t sleep at night,” the artist sang, adding, “I just quit my job. “
Some commentators argue that these words have made up the post-pandemic “Great Resignation” narrative, in which businesses are struggling to find enough employees.
“Beyoncé finds it’s the summer of end-of-millennium burnout, the labor movement, the ’90s renaissance, and weird pride and it’s like, ‘Yeah, I could do a song. about that,” writes Patu Patel, editor-in-chief of music magazine Pitchfork on the social networking platform Twitter (NYSE:).
Knowles-Carter has not yet commented on the meaning of the lyrics.
The single was co-written by her husband Sean Carter (Jay-Z) and samples singer Robin S’s 1990s dance classics ‘Show Me Love’ as well as featuring the co-American rapper’s song ‘Explode’. Big Freedia calculator.
The song debuted on Tidal, the streaming service co-owned by Jay-Z, and released at midnight EST (5am GMT) June 21 on other major music streaming services, with An accompanying lyrics video is published on YouTube.
Knowles-Carter, 40, released “Be Alive”, her Oscar-nominated contribution to the “King Richard” soundtrack, in November 2021. She also released the soundtrack album “The Lion King: The Gift”, with songs appearing in both ‘Black is King’ and ‘Lion King’ in July 2019.
However, Renaissance (Act 1) is the artists’ first solo studio album since Lemonade was released in April 2016. The record will include 16 songs and is scheduled to be released on the 29th. July.
She is the most nominated woman and most awarded singer in Grammy Award history, winning a total of 28 awards and 79 nominations for her music, including her work. in the band Destiny’s Child and ‘The Carters’, an album co-released with her husband.
She is also the eighth most awarded artist at the Billboard Music Awards.