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Beyoncé's Renaissance Celebrates Life and Queer Culture

club Renaissance We finally land and Beyonce asks us to dance.

beyonce Released the long-awaited 7th solo project. Renaissance, last Friday, A vibrant, energetic album full of bangers you’d have danced in the club before the world was on fire.

Unlike previous albums, Renaissance Deviate from brazen political messages in exchange for a throbbing, sweaty dance floor. beyonce It was an exploration of feminism and sexuality. lemonade It delved into the trials and tribulations of marriage associated with black families.However Renaissance It exists only as a dance album meant to offer respite from the world around us.

Beyoncé knows we’ve all spent the better part of three years yearning to party safe again. Beginning of 2020 to date has been marred by a pandemic caused by another virus surge. We cannot escape our present moment or our own predicament. But even for just one hour, Beyoncé gives us access to unbridled joy and ecstasy. Renaissance.

And the joy Beyoncé herself felt while recording this three-act project during the pandemic. In a post on her website, Beyoncé said, “It was a time to sit still, but it was also a time I found myself to be most creative.”

Beyoncé said, “Making this album allowed me to dream and find my way out at a time when the world was terrifying.” My intention was to create a safe place, a place free from judgment, a place free from perfectionism and overthinking, a place to scream, let go, feel free, a place of beautiful exploration. It was a trip.”

Her explorations were primarily inspired by disco and house music, as well as ballroom culture, the underground scene spawned by black and brown queer and trans artists in the 90s.beyonce exclusive Renaissance To her uncle Johnny, who died of complications from HIV when she was 17 and served as a guide into this space.

“He was my godmother and the first person to expose me to a lot of the music and culture that inspired this album,” Beyoncé said in the post. “Thank you to all the pioneers who created a culture, to all the fallen angels whose contributions went unrecognized for too long. This is a celebration for you.”

listen to Renaissance Tracks like “Alien Superstar,” the instant disco hit “Cuff It,” and the ballroom-inspired “Heated,” in particular, speak to a certain liberation of freedom that echoes throughout the album.

Some critics will question whether dance albums are really the medicine we need right now. Can anyone really escape the hellfire that is reality? It would be wise to remember. Right now, transgender and queer people are at risk politically, physically, and emotionally.focus the album on the most vulnerable in relation to liberation definite Bliss is no accident. But putting the most vulnerable people at the center of this story sends a clear message that liberation must not come at the cost of exclusion.

Renaissance A lesson in reinvention. After a 25-year career, the normally restricted pop star has become liberated, as lyrics like “Tig ol bitty” and “You said you were out but you weren’t so out.” I enjoyed being there. This Beyoncé has heeded our call for fun and Renaissanceis a sanctuary and a safe place for people to gather and party (responsibly).