Beyonce announces country-themed ‘Renaissance Act II’

The project drops in March

Beyoncé is going country. The global superstar has announced Renaissance: Act II in a Verizon ad that aired during the Super Bowl. The project is due March 29th via Parkwood Entertainment/Sony Music.

In addition, the star dropped two new songs to digital outlets. “16 Carriages” and “Texas Hold ‘Em” are available via streaming services.

“16 Carriages” was composed by Dave Hamelin and Atia Boggs. “Texas Hold ‘Em” was written by Elizabeth Lowell Boland and features Rhiannon Giddens on banjo and viola. Both tracks were produced by veteran producer Raphael Saadiq along with Solange Knowles.

Renaissance: Act I was released in 2022 with a full-length film and music videos. Renaissance was initially announced as a three-volume album that appears to be a mix of dance and country.

Beyoncé supported the project in 2023 with a 39-date Renaissance World Tour, produced by Live Nation. The record-breaking tour grossed more than $579 million globally.

Last fall, the tour was immortalized with Renaissance: A Film By Beyoncé which accentuates the journey of the the tour, from its inception to the opening show in Stockholm, Sweden, to the grand finale in Kansas City, Missouri. It is about Beyoncé’s intention, hard work, involvement in every aspect of the production, creative mind, and purpose to create her legacy and master her craft. Beyoncé’s outstanding performance during the tour created a sanctuary for freedom, acceptance, and shared joy. Its maximalist production welcomed more than 2.7 million fans from around the world, who traveled across oceans to enjoy Club Renaissance.

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