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“Heated.” “The.” “Church Girl.” Believe it or not, those aren’t nicknames from seasons 1-3 of the popular Vh1 show Flavor of Love. In those seasons, a senile rapper gave a group of beautiful women names that fit his fading memory. They are songs from Beyoncé’s new album, Renaissance, which is coming out soon. !
Yesterday, about a week and a half before the release of her seventh studio album, the star gave fans a first look at the tracklist through her Instagram stories. Because Bey is nothing if not a merciful queen, it looks like she’ll be giving fans 16! whole! songs. With names like these, it’s up to the hive to guess what surprises each one might hold. Another project with Megan Thee Stallion? Hoping for the best! An appearance by her husband? We hope not!
Here’s the full tracklist to help you figure it out:
Cozy I’m That Girl
Alien Superstar Cuff It! Energy Church Girl Plastic Get Off the Sofa
Virgo’s groove move got you all fired up about things.
America Is Having Trouble
Summer Pure/Honey Renaissance
Now, I think I know what “America Has a Problem” is about, even though I can’t imagine Beyoncé having any of our problems. Track 8 has already been claimed by the Virgos (which is a whopping 6 minutes and 8 seconds long). But “Plastic Off The Sofa” gives a lot to think about. For all we know, it could be a tribute to all grandmothers or a metaphor for raw-dogging it this summer, even though a lot of her fans can’t do that right now without worrying about being forced to give birth in a world that’s getting worse quickly.
Thanks to a blurb Bey posted on Instagram with the Renaissance cover art, we all know for sure what she wanted to do with the work as a whole:
During a scary time for the world, making this album gave me a place to dream and escape. It gave me a sense of freedom and adventure when nothing else was going on. I wanted to make a place where people could feel safe and not be judged. A place where you don’t have to try to be perfect or think too much. A place to yell, let go, and feel free. It was a beautiful trip to discover new things. I hope this music makes you happy. I hope it makes you want to shake it out. Ha! And to feel as unique, strong, and seductive as you are.
At the moment, I feel anything but unique, strong, and sexy, but I do enjoy screaming in this weather. Want it now!
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