Just ahead of her Renaissance album release, Beyoncé shared a letter on her website detailing how special the project is to her.
“This three act project was recorded over three years during the pandemic. A time to be still, but also a time I found to be the most creative,” she wrote in Thursday’s post.
“Creating this album allowed me a place to dream and to find escape during a scary time for the world,” she added. “It allowed me to feel free and adventurous in a time when little else was moving. My intention was to create a safe place, a place without judgment. A place to be free of perfectionism and overthinking. A place to scream, release, feel freedom. It was a beautiful journey of exploration.”
Beyoncé went on to thank her children, Rumi, Sir and Blue, and her husband, Jay Z, as well as other family members, friends and collaborators.
“To all of my fans: I hope you find joy in this music,” she concluded. “I hope it inspires you to release the wiggle. Ha! And to feel as unique, strong, and sexy as you are. Love y’all deep, B.”
Renaissance drops on Friday.
Copyright © 2022, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.