Beyoncé announces ‘Act II’ will drop on March 29th.
Written by Zenna Issa on February 12, 2024
Renowned musician Beyonce has just announced that she will be dropping her much-awaited album “Acts II” on 29th March.
She made the announcement shortly after starring in a Verizon commercial that aired on Sunday at the Super Bowl event. At the end of the clip, she declares, “They ready, drop the new music.”
The brief comment set the internet ablaze. Shortly after, Beyonc’s website was updated to announce “Act II” of her latest album “Renaissance” will arrive on March 29.
Back when “Renaissance” dropped in 2022, it was enigmatically described as “Act I” on her website, though no other details were revealed at the time.
Beyoncé also posted a teaser trailer on social media, hinting at a new country-inspired direction for her upcoming album. In the video, Beyoncé is seen driving past a sign that reads, “Radio Texas: 100000 Watts of Healing Power,” as well as a billboard with the tagline “Texas! Hold ‘Em.”
The short clip includes snippets of “Maybellene” by Chuck Berry and a brand new song by the superstar herself, “Texas Hold ‘Em.”
The song was announced along with another track, “16 Carriages,” on her Instagram page. The songs are only available on Tidal and YouTube.
Fans had already speculated that Beyonce was teasing more country music when she wore a cowboy hat and a leather bolo tie to the 2024 Grammy Awards.
Her “Renaissance” tour visuals also included references to Western iconography and Southern culture, especially horses, which may be intended to represent Beyonce’s connection to her hometown.
Beyoncé once faced backlash from white and conservative country fans after performing “Daddy Lessons” with The Chicks at the 2016 Country Music Association Awards.