Beyoncé is at it again! Making jaws drop with her impressive talent! Queen B blessed the world with the first single from the “RENAISSANCE” album, “BREAK MY SOUL.”
She dropped the hit tune on June 21 and fans worldwide have been spiraling in joy at the work of art that is the track. Amongst the numerous members of the impressed listeners is former First Lady Michelle Obama, and she has nothing but praises for the Queen.
Beyoncé Drops ‘BREAK MY SOUL’
As The Blast reported, Beyoncé broke the news of releasing “BREAK MY SOUL” on June 20, promising to drop the hit on June 21 at midnight ET. However, true to her nature she surprised fans, dropping the banger three hours before the announced time.
“BREAK MY SOUL” ushers in a new era of House sound for Bey and contains powerful lyrics preaching ease and fun amid the world’s chaos as we approach summer.
It begins with an intentional declaration from Beyoncé about what this new era means for her.
I’mma let down my hair ’cause I lost my mind
Bey is back and I’m sleeping real good at night
The queen’s in the front and the Dom’s in the back
Ain’t taking no flicks but the whole clique snapped.
According to PitchFork, the dance track which is #6 from the “RENAISSANCE” album pays tribute to the House sound of the ’90s, common within queer Black and Latinx communities.
It is also an undeniable Pride anthem with Big Freedia’s vocals championing Black queer tradition in the intro and verse, chanting,
Release your anger, release your mind
Release your job, release the time
Release your trade, release the stress
Release the love, forget the rest.
“BREAK MY SOUL” was produced by Beyoncé, The-Dream, and Tricky Stewart, the genius trio that created the brilliance that is “Single Ladies.”
Bey, her husband Jay-Z, Big Freedia, Adam Pigott (a.k.a BlaqNmilD), and the writers of Robin S’s 1993 hit “Show Me Love” — which was evidently sampled in the almost 5-minute track — were credited as writers.
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In just 24 hours of being the released, “BREAK MY SOUL” is breaking records topping several charts worldwide.
Michelle Obama Praises Beyoncé
The impact of Beyoncé’s inspirational comeback has been strongly felt and fans haven’t been able to keep calm since the release of “BREAK MY SOUL.” Among such fans is Michelle Obama, who dedicated a social media post to the Houston, Texas native.
The former FLOTUS uploaded a mind-blowing photo of Bey performing on stage while surrounded by lights. The record-breaking singer looked breathtaking in a shimmery silver dress and sat on a stool as she sang with her backup singers and instrumentalists in the background.
Is she telling us to quit our jobs?? Because I will, Beyoncé, I will! pic.twitter.com/K6lbMWCBoJ
— Bran. (@HeyyBran) June 21, 2022
The “Becoming” author wrote in the accompanying caption, “Queen @Beyonce, you’ve done it again! “Break My Soul” is the song we all need right now, and I can’t help but dance and sing along while listening to it. Can’t wait for the album! 💃🏿.”
Many of the former first lady’s 49.9 million followers agreed with her verdict with one fan writing, “Omg me too First Lady.. I’ve been dancing all morning.”
Another added, “I have had it on repeat all day. Love it.” Many other fans have aired their opinions on the new single on Twitter. Below are some of the best reactions.
One fan wrote, “Beyoncé on a 4+ minute anti-capitalist anthem with a thumping house beat? Baby that’s MUSIC.”
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This netizen wrote, “I am pleased to report the new Beyonce single makes me want to jump into the splits on a Pride float in 1991.”
Another comment read, “Beyoncé clowned this mf song. Gave us VERSES AND A BRIDGE AND A PRE-CHORUS. House meets bounce with a choir stack at the end. LETS [sic] GO. I can’t wait to see this video!”