Beyoncé Embraces House Music in Comeback Single “Break My Soul”

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Beyoncé is back.

The superstar released her first single in three years, “Break My Soul” late Monday evening, just an hour ahead of its scheduled release for midnight on Tuesday. The infectious single is a fast paced, retro house inspired track that finds the singer narrating her attempts at chasing joy over a dance beat with help from New Orleans rapper Big Freedia. (The artist also collaborated with Bey for her 2016 hit single “Formation”). The comeback track was produced by The Dream, responsible for some of Bey’s most famous singles including “Single Ladies”, “Upgrade You”, “Love On Top” and more.

“Break My Soul” is the first single from Beyoncé ‘s upcoming seventh studio album, RenaissanceThe singer first confirmed her upcoming project in traditional Beyonce fashion — a subtle Instagram bio update — which instantly had social media in shambles in anticipation of the album’s July 29th release. Beyoncé also announced “Break My Soul’s” release date in the same way earlier today.

Beyoncé first hinted at the album’s title last year in her Harper’s BAZAAR cover story saying, “With all the isolation and injustice over the past year, I think we are all ready to escape, travel, love, and laugh again. I feel a renaissance emerging, and I want to be part of nurturing that escape in any way possible.”

Read ahead for the official lyrics to “Break My Soul” below.

| Break My Soul

I’m ’bout to explode, take off this load
Bend it, bust it open, won’t ya make it go?
Yaka, yaka, yaka, yaka, yaka, yaka, yaka
Yaka, yaka, yaka, yaka, yaka, yaka, yaka
Release your wiggle
Yaka, yaka, yaka, yaka, yaka, yaka, yaka
Yaka, yaka, yaka, yaka, yaka, yaka, yaka
Release your wiggle
Ah, la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la
La-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la

[Chorus: Beyoncé]
You won’t break my soul
You won’t break my soul
You won’t break my soul
You won’t break my soul
I’m tellin’ everybody, everybody
Everybody, everybody

[Verse 1: Beyoncé]
Now, I just fell in love, and I just quit my job
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

[Pre-Chorus: Beyoncé]
Motivation
I’m looking for a new foundation, yeah
And I’m on that new vibration
I’m buildin’ my own foundation, yeah
Hold up, oh, baby-baby

[Chorus: Beyoncé]
You won’t brеak my soul (Na, na)
You won’t break my soul (No-no, na, na)
You won’t break my soul (No-no, na, na)
You won’t break my soul (Na, na)
I’m tеlling everybody (Na, na), everybody
Everybody, everybody

[Post-Chorus: Big Freedia]
Release your anger, release your mind
Release your job, release the time
Release your trade, release the stress
Release the love, forget the rest

[Verse 2: Beyoncé]
I’ma let down my hair ’cause I lost my mind
Bey is back and I’m sleeping real good at night
The queen’s in the front and the Dom’s in the back
Ain’t taking no flicks but the whole clique snapped
There’s a whole lot of people in the house
Tryin’ to smoke with the yak in your mouth
Good at night, and we back outside
You said you outside but you ain’t that outside
Worldwide hoodie with the mask outside
In case you forgot how we act outside

[Pre-Chorus: Beyoncé]
Got motivation (Motivation)
I done found me a new foundation, yeah (New foundation)
And I’m takin’ my new salvation (New salvation, oh, yeah, yeah)
And I’ma build my own foundation, (Oh, yeah, yeah) yeah (Oh, yeah, yeah)
Oh, baby, baby

[Chorus: Beyoncé]
You won’t break my soul (You won’t)
You won’t break my soul (Break my soul)
You won’t break my soul (You won’t)
You won’t break my soul (Break my soul)
And I’m telling everybody (Everybody), everybody (Everybody)
Everybody (Everybody), everybody, yeah

[Verse 3: Beyoncé]
If you don’t seek it, you won’t see it, that we all know (Can’t break my soul)
If you don’t think it, you won’t be it, that love ain’t yours (Can’t break my soul)
Tryna fake it, never makes it, that we all know (Can’t break my soul)
You can have the stress and not take less, I’ll justify love
We go round in circles, round in circles searching for love (Round in circles)
We go up and down, lost and found, searching for love
Looking for something that lives inside me
Looking for something that lives inside me

[Chorus: Beyoncé]
You won’t break my soul
You won’t break my soul
You won’t break my soul
You won’t break my soul
I’m tellin’ everybody, telling everybody
Everybody, everybody
You won’t break my soul
You won’t break my soul, no, no
You won’t break my soul
You won’t break my soul
And I’m tellin’ everybody (Oh yeah), everybody (Oh yeah)
Everybody, everybody (Oh yeah)

[Bridge: Beyoncé]
I’m taking my new salvation
And I’ma build my own foundation, yeah
Got motivation (Motivation)
I done found me a new foundation, yeah (New foundation)
I’m taking my new salvation (New salvation)
And I’ma build my own foundation, yeah (Own foundation)

[Outro: Big Freedia]
I’m ’bout to explode, take off this load
Bend it, bust it open, won’t ya make it go?
Yaka, yaka, yaka, yaka, yaka, yaka, yaka
Yaka, yaka, yaka, yaka, yaka, yaka, yaka
Release your wiggle
Yaka, yaka, yaka, yaka, yaka, yaka, yaka
Yaka, yaka, yaka, yaka, yaka, yaka, yaka
Release your wiggle
Release your wiggle
Release your wiggle
Release your anger, release your mind
Release your job, release the time
Release your trade, release the stress
Release the love, forget the rest

 

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This article originally appeared on harpersbazaar.com