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Beyonce’s new album ‘Renaissance’ released

Beyonce, the paradigm-shifting music royal whose art has long established her as one of entertainment's seminal stars, on Friday released her hotly anticipated album "Renaissance," a house-tinged dance record primed for its summer needle drop, reports AFP.

Six years after she shook the culture with her powerful visual album ‘Lemonade,’ Beyonce's seventh solo studio work is a pulsating, sweaty collection of club tracks aimed at liberating a world consumed by ennui.

Eminently danceable and rife with nods to disco and EDM history -- Queen Bey interpolates Donna Summer and Giorgio Moroder along with James Brown and the archetypal synth line from "Show Me Love," the 1990s house smash by Robin S -- the 16-song album is poised to reign over the season.

Prior to releasing her opus Beyonce had dropped ‘Break My Soul’ to acclaim, setting the tone for her house revival that highlighted the Black, queer and working-class artists and communities who molded the electronic dance genre, which first developed in Chicago in the 1980s.