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British Vogue's Edward Enninful on Beyoncé's new album: "[It's] music that touches your soul"

16 June 2022, 15:08 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Following the announcement of Beyoncé's new album Renaissance, British Vogue editor-in-chief Edward Enninful described the record in a new interview as having "music that touches your soul."

Earlier today (16 June) Beyoncé updated her social media pages to include "act iㅤㅤ ㅤRENAISSANCE ㅤㅤ ㅤ7.29", which looks like it'll be Beyoncé's follow-up to 2016's Lemonade.

This afternoon British Vogue published a new interview with Beyoncé for the July 2022 issue, and editor-in-chief Edward Enninful was treated to a playback of her forthcoming album. In the piece, he wrote of it, "Instantly, a wall of sound hits me. Soaring vocals and fierce beats combine and in a split second I’m transported back to the clubs of my youth. I want to get up and start throwing moves. It’s music I love to my core. Music that makes you rise, that turns your mind to cultures and subcultures, to our people past and present, music that will unite so many on the dance floor, music that touches your soul. As ever with Beyoncé, it is all about the intent. I sit back, after the wave, absorbing it all."

In August last year Beyoncé revealed that new music would be on its way. She also revealed she felt "a renaissance emerging, and I want to be part of nurturing that escape in any way possible. I’ve been in the studio for a year and a half."

Although Renaissance will be Beyoncé's first solo album since 2016's Lemonade, she did team up with Jay-Z on Everything Is Love in 2018, and also released the soundtrack album The Lion King: The Gift in 2019.

In November last year Beyoncé contributed her latest track "Be Alive" to the King Richard film soundtrack.

Beyoncé will release Renaissance on 29 July. There's multiple Renaissance box sets available to pre-order now from
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