Beyonce Unveils 'Renaissance: Act II' with Two Singles During Super Bowl LVIII

Published February 12, 2024

Beyonce surprised fans and football spectators alike by releasing new music during the Super Bowl. In a move that overshadowed the actual game, where the Kansas City Chiefs triumphed over the San Francisco 49ers, Beyonce asserted her presence as a music icon.

Beyonce's Super Bowl Music Announcement

At the heart of the Super Bowl's halftime buzz was a Verizon commercial starring Beyonce. The ad, filled with outlandish scenarios, concluded with Beyonce breaking the news of her upcoming album release.

The artist's website later confirmed the title, 'Renaissance: Act II,' along with the immediate release of two new tracks from the album.

Fans were treated to 'Texas Hold ‘Em' and '16 Carriages,' showcasing Beyonce's exploration of country influences alongside her usual beats.

Upcoming Album and New Music Vibes

'Renaissance: Act II' is scheduled for release on March 29, 2024. The two preview singles offer a taste of Beyonce melding country flair with her signature rhythm.

The first track, 'Texas Hold ‘Em,' presents an up-tempo beat with Beyonce's vocals inviting listeners to a figurative game of cards and dance:

“This ain’t Texas, ain’t no hold ‘em... So lay your cards down, down, down, down/ So park your Lexus and throw your keys up/ Stick around, ’round, ’round, ’round, ’round/ And I’ll be damned if I can’t slow dance with you/ Come pour some sugar on me, honey too/ It’s a real life boogie and a real life hoedown/ Don’t be a b**ch, come take it to the floor now.”

Contrasting the first single, '16 Carriages' offers a melodic ballad.

“Sixteen carriages drivin’ away/ While I watch them ride with my dreams away/ To the summer sunset on a holy night/ On a long back road, all the tears I fight,” she sings with emotion.

Beyonce's Music Journey and Teasers

Beyonce's 'Renaissance: Act I' was released in July 2022, part of a three-act series created during the COVID-19 pandemic. 'Act I' focused on 1990s retro dance music and led to a tour grossing over $580 million.

The artist has recently hinted at her country music phase, evident from her attire at the Grammy Awards. She continues to captivate her audience, as seen with her appearance at the Super Bowl alongside her family, including Jay-Z.

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