Beyoncé is Going Country With Her Next Album “Renaissance Act II”

Beyonce making history at the 63rd Grammy Awards.
Beyonce at the 63rd Grammy Awards. Photo by Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times/Shutterstock (11799945eu)

Many major artists are making a switch to country right now, and Beyoncé is the next one in line. She officially announced her highly-anticipated album Renaissance Act II and gave us a taste of her new sound with new songs “Texas Hold ‘Em” and “16 Carriages”.

Beyoncé used this year’s Super Bowl to tease new music in the best way possible. She appeared In Verizon’s commercial alongside Veep actor Tony Hale, and tried to break the internet by opening a lemonade stand, running for president, and flying off to space, before finishing things up by saying “drop the new music”.

Shortly after her Verizon ad wowed the Super Bowl crowd, Queen B took to social media to announce that Renaissance Act II is on the way. She shared a teaser inspired by Wim Wenders’ cult film Paris, Texas, which wrapped up with the opening beats of her new song “Texas Hold ‘Em”.

This song gave us a taste of Beyoncé’s new country sound, but it’s not the only new single she shared with the world. Slow-burn ballad “16 Carriages” hit the shelves at the same time. They’ll both be featured on her next album Renaissance Act II, set to hit the shelves on March 29.