Beyoncé Announces ‘Act II’ | Releases Two Singles

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Beyoncé Announces Act II and Releases New Tracks

Beyoncé just hit us with some big news: her new album, Act II, will be released on March 29. But that’s not all—she’s also dropped two fresh tracks, “Texas Hold ’Em” and “16 Carriages,” giving us a taste of what’s to come. Dive into these new beats below, and don’t miss the teaser clip Beyoncé shared for a sneak peek at the album.

Super Bowl Reveal: Beyoncé’s Country Twist

The superstar chose an epic moment during the Super Bowl LVIII to break the news. She hinted at a country vibe through an Instagram video for this next chapter of her Renaissance series. The announcement clip is a mix of nostalgia and tease, featuring Chuck Berry’s “Maybelline” and a visual nod to Wim Wenders’ film Paris, Texas with a scene of admirers gazing at a billboard of Beyoncé in cowboy attire next to the words “Texas! Hold ’Em.”


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Collaborating with talents like Canadian singer-songwriter Lowell, Rhiannon Giddens, Raphael Saadiq, and Hit-Boy, “Texas Hold ’Em” is a multifaceted track. “16 Carriages” follows suit, featuring Dave Hamelin and Gavin Williams. This lineup promises a rich sonic experience in Act II.

Beyond the Album: Beyoncé’s Multi-faceted Promotions

Hints of Beyoncé’s new music surfaced with a Verizon ad during the Super Bowl, teasing an internet-breaking release. True to her word, Beyoncé dropped the new music minutes later. Her appearance in a white cowboy hat at the 2024 Grammys now seems like a clever hint at her album’s country direction.

Act I: Renaissance, her seventh solo studio album, hinted at more to come since its release in July 2022. While traditional music videos were absent for Renaissance, Beyoncé kept fans engaged with innovative visuals like the “clickbait” clip for “Break My Soul” and a Tiffany & Co. campaign film featuring “Summer Renaissance.” Her concert film, Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé, topped U.S. movie charts on its debut weekend, grossing over $44.4 million globally.

Beyoncé’s Act II promises to blend genres and break boundaries, all while staying true to the innovative spirit that defines her music career. As we await the full album, these new songs suggest we’re in for a thrilling ride through Beyoncé’s musical evolution.


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