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Honouring Brenda Fassie? Beyonc's album to feature SA pop references

24/06/2022

Honouring Brenda Fassie? Beyonc 's album to feature SA pop references There will be references to South African pop music,' said a source about Beyonc 's upcoming album, Renaissance'.

by Naledi de Wee

24-06-2022 19:04

in Music

A source revealed that Beyonc 's upcoming album, Renaissance', will have a few references to South African pop music. Image via Twitter @BeyLegion

28-time Grammy winner Beyonc stunned the world with her dance-inspired single Break My Soul, which was officially released on Tuesday 21 June. This marked her first original song release since Be Alive in November 2021 for the Will Smith-led film about the Williams sisters, King Richard.

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After South Africans were convinced that Beyonc was inspired by late pop star Brenda Fassie for her Break My Soul album cover, a source told Metro that the 40-year-old's upcoming album Renaissance will have references to South African pop music!

ALSO READ: Break My Soul': Beyonc fans flood Twitter with hilarious reaction memes

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM RENAISSANCE' Beyonc announced the release of her seventh studio album, Renaissance on her social media bios before officially releasing Break My Soul. The album is set to be released on 29 July.

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A source told Metro that the talented musician will be channelling her inner supermodel by honouring fashion icons from the 90s adding that she was in love with the United Kingdom and there might be a few South African references too

She also wanted to honour artists like Brenda Fassie so there will be references to South African pop music all across the album. Some of her music videos touch on 90s supermodel glamour and she's planning to work with some Brits on her new videos and performances, said the source.

DID BRENDA FASSIE INSPIRE BEYONC 'S LATEST ALBUM COVER? Beyonc 's new single Break My Soul samples legendary American rapper Big Freedia's 2014 track Explode. The track also has a co-production credit from American R&B star The-Dream.

The-Dream worked with Beyonc on her 2008 smash hit Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It) and her emotional ballad, Smash Into You.

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A few Mzansi tweeps questioned if Beyonc was inspired by Brenda Fassie for the Break My Soul album cover.

One tweep wrote: Is she chanelling Brenda Fassie?

Is she channelling Brenda Fassie? #BreakMySoul #beyonceisBACK pic.twitter.com/oRPNfzU9om

Qwathi (@lukhanyoNakho) June 21, 2022

LISTEN TO BREAK MY SOUL' HERE

TWEEPS CAN'T WAIT FOR RENAISSANCE' Following the announcement of Renaissance, tweeps are taking to Twitter to express their excitement about the upcoming release.

Do y'all think we might get some Brenda Fassie vibes in the Break My Soul music video or a sample on one of the songs on the album? wrote one tweep.

Renaissance would be the perfect album for a Beyonc /Solange collab, wrote another tweep.

Beyonc gotta incorporate aspects of the Harlem renaissance in this album.

Do yall think we might get some Brenda Fassie vibes in the break my soul music video or a sample on one of the songs on the album? pic.twitter.com/sGmQAHHmEe#RENAISSENCE https://t.co/SosOLGvP9I

Beyzus (@YeezyShowerBoot) June 23, 2022

Renaissance would be the perfect album for a Beyonc /Solange collab

Heath (@dheathjr) June 24, 2022

Beyonc gotta incorporate aspects of the Harlem renaissance in this album

Back in my Beyhive era (@audasstitty) June 23, 2022

I mean, Beyonc is using the Beyhive as her strategy to rollout this album. We are actually part of Renaissance debut. The amount of times the news grabbed pieces about rumors and possibilities starting within the beyhive, is actually her marketing to Renaissance.

Beylicious (@yonceliquorsick) June 23, 2022

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