Queen B dropped the track, “BREAK MY SOUL” on Tuesday, June 21 and the world is still reeling from the masterpiece that is the hit track.
Among the many that have offered praises is her father Matthew Knowles who recently gushed about how proud he is of his little girl despite their somewhat strained relationship.
Beyoncé’s Releases ‘BREAK MY SOUL’
“BREAK MY SOUL” is the #6 track from Beyoncé’s upcoming album which is set to be released on July 29. The hit track which hasn’t stopped breaking records since its release brings in a new era for Queen B.
The hit track is reminiscent of the ’90s House sound that celebrates queer Black and Latinx communities. It features prominent vocals from Big Freedia, singing,
Release your anger, release your mind
Release your job, release the time
Release your trade, release the stress
Release the love, forget the rest.
The undeniable Pride anthem sees Beyoncé let down her hair and urges listeners to do the same amid the chaotic political climate of the world. She sings,
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.
“BREAK MY SOUL” was produced by Beyoncé, The-Dream, and Tricky Stewart, the trio responsible for “Single Ladies.”
With the success of the song, fans worldwide, including former First Lady Michelle Obama, have showered praises on Queen B for her genuineness.
The latest public figure to comment on the greatness of “BREAK MY SOUL” is none other than Beyoncé’s father, Mr. Knowles.
Matthew Knowles Is Proud Of His Daughter’s New Track
The doting dad took to Twitter to congratulate his baby girl on the successful release of the new song while reflecting on her super successful career.
Matthew shared a photo from Bey’s Oscars performance of “Be Alive,” where she donned a stylish lime-green feathery piece, and wrote, “I want to take a moment to congratulate @Beyonce on the release of her latest single “Break My Soul.” I know how excited she is to share this new, upcoming album with the world.”
The record executive continued in the lengthy thread, “I also want to express how proud I am of her. Many of you know her as “Queen Beyoncé” or “Bey”—and to me, she will always be my daughter first and foremost.”
Matthew declared that he loves his daughter “dearly” and applauded her for always leaving him in awe, not just with her accomplishments but who she is as a person.
Concluding his moving message, Matthew wrote, “Sometimes, I wonder how she would respond if we had a time machine and could show her past self when she was just getting started what she’d achieve and who she’d become. You are loved, my daughter.”
A Look At Beyoncé And Her Father’s Relationship
While Beyoncé has taken her place as the queen of entertainment, she wouldn’t be the legend that she is today without her father. Matthew served as Bey’s manager from the start of her career, especially during her days as part of the girl group, Destiny’s Child.
Per reports, After Destiny’s Child’s first record deal failed, Matthew quit his job as a medical equipment salesman to become a full-time manager for his daughter and the girl group.
I want to take a moment to congratulate @Beyonce on the release of her latest single “Break My Soul.”
I know how excited she is to share this new, upcoming album with the world. pic.twitter.com/0rCxVbO3Zy
— Mathew Knowles (@MathewKnowles) June 22, 2022
Matthew was responsible for the riveting success of Destiny’s Child and the transition of Beyoncé to a solo artist. Under her father’s management, she released three platinum-selling albums, starred in several movies, and earned numerous brand endorsements.
Unfortunately, their professional and personal relationship hit an obstacle when Beyoncé fired Matthew as her manager. She shared the news in a statement that read,
“I’ve only parted ways with my father on a business level. He is my father for life, and I love my dad dearly. I am grateful for everything he has taught me. I grew up watching both he and my mother [Tina Knowles] manage and own their own businesses. They were hard-working entrepreneurs and I will continue to follow in their footsteps.”
Although Beyoncé has never spoken about why she fired her father, it was revealed that Matthew was stealing from her. There was also the issue of the Alabama native cheating on Beyoncé’s mom, Tina Lawson, and fathering two children outside wedlock.
The father-daughter relationship was strained for a while but things have since been getting better for the pair, especially when Matthew was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2019.