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Does Beyonce’s new summer season music channel the ‘Great Resignation’?

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American pop star Beyonce Knowles-Carter has shocked followers with an early launch of her single “Break My Soul” from upcoming album Renaissance, setting social media ablaze with music lyrics that some say faucet into rising employee anger at situations. “I’m gonna find new drive / damn, they work me so damn hard / Work by nine, then off past five /And they work my nerves, that’s why I cannot sleep at night,” sings the artiste, including “I just quit my job.”

Some commentators mentioned the phrases channeled the post-pandemic “Great Resignation” through which companies are struggling to search out sufficient staff.

“Beyoncé saw that it was the summer of late-millennial burnout, the labor movement, ‘90s revival, and queer pride and was like, ‘Yeah, I can make a song about that’,” wrote Patu Patel, editor-in-chief of music journal Pitchfork on social media platform Twitter.

Beyonce has not commented on the that means of the lyrics. The single was co-written by her husband Sean Carter (Jay-Z) and samples singer Robin S’s Nineties dance traditional “Show Me Love” in addition to that includes homosexual American rapper Big Freedia’s music “Explode”.

The music debuted on Tidal, the streaming service co-owned by Jay-Z, and dropped at midnight EST (5am GMT) on June 21 on different main music streaming providers, with an accompanying lyric video printed on YouTube.

Beyonce, 40, launched “Be Alive”, her Oscar-nominated contribution to the soundtrack of the film King Richard, in November 2021. She additionally launched the soundtrack album The Lion King: The Gift, with the songs showing in each the Black is King and Lion King films in 2019.

However, Renaissance (Act 1) is the artiste’s first solo studio album since Lemonade was launched in April 2016. The report will embrace 16 tracks and is about to launch on July 29.

Beyonce is essentially the most nominated girl and essentially the most awarded singer in Grammy Award historical past, profitable a complete of 28 awards and 79 nominations for her music, together with her work in music group Destiny’s Child and The Carters, an album co-released together with her husband. She can be the eighth-most awarded artiste on the Billboard Music Awards.