Everyone’s saying, “Thank you, Beyoncé.” On Thursday, the singer blessed our Instagram feeds with the stunning cover art of her much-anticipated upcoming album. Renaissance.
In the stunning image, Queen Bey sits resplendently on a holographic horse pulsed with electric currents. She’s nude except for a pair of stilettos and a spiky, spine-like thing (is it jewelry? Some sort of corset? I don’t know, but it looks amazing!) that strategically covers anything that might qualify as NSFW.
In a word, it is a masterpiece. Her hair, a center-parted cascade of golden floor-length waves, is that of a Pre-Raphaelite muse. Her perfectly positioned body looks like it was carved out of marble by one of the genius sculptors of the era her album title refers to. She gives Lady Godiva, with a futuristic twist. She said I studied my art history; I fuck with Botticelli.
In a caption accompanying the photo, Beyoncé addressed the experience of working Renaissance. “Creating this album has given me a place to dream and escape at a scary time in the world,” she wrote. “It allowed me to feel free and adventurous at a time when otherwise little was happening. My intention was to create a safe place, a place without judgment. A place to be free from perfectionism and overthinking. A place to scream, let go, feel freedom. It was a nice voyage of discovery. I hope you find joy in this music. I hope it inspires you to release the wobble. Ha! And to feel as unique, strong and sexy as you are.”
Of course, the internet is full of reactions from awestruck fans. A Twitter user answered to Beyonce tweet of the image with a meme by Nene Leakes captioned, “It just seems a little iconic to me.” Others wrote in capital letters “Let the renaissance begin”, punctuated by bee and crown emojis.
Renaissance Slated to arrive July 29, it will be Beyoncé’s seventh album. The album’s lead single, ‘Break My Soul’, was released last week and offers a preview of the upcoming house and disco influenced dance record. It’s been six years since she released her last solo album. Lemonade, although she has been working on amazing projects over the past few years. This includes the visual album 2020 Black is king and her Oscar-nominated 2021 song “Be Alive.” King Richard.
I leave you with this observation: Between the Renaissance Album art, and her instantly iconic British Vogue cover earlier this month, Beyoncé is single-handedly rehabilitating the public image of horse girls, and I think that’s beautiful.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/beyonces-renaissance-album-cover-is-a-stunning-ode-to-horse-girls?source=articles&via=rss Beyoncé’s Renaissance album cover is a stunning ode to Horse Girls