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Beyoncé announces new country-themed album ‘Act II: Renaissance’ during Super Bowl

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Beyoncé surprised fans when she announced new country-themed music during Super Bowl LVIII.  The 42-year-old superstar posted a video via Instagram on Sunday, February 11, and announced that her next release, titled ‘Act II: Renaissance’ will drop on March 29. ‘Act I: Renaissance’ was released in July 2022.

In the country-style video announcement on Instagram begins with a car driving to Texas’ rural countryside, as a group of men gather and seemingly look at the sky. The car drives off as Beyoncé sings, “This ain’t Texas. Ain’t no hold ‘em. So lay our cards down, down, down, down.”

Shortly thereafter, the singer posted another clip to Instagram announcing that two new tracks, “TEXAS HOLD ‘EM and 16 CARRIAGES out now.’  Both tracks are available to stream on TIDAL and YouTube.

The surprise album announcement came after Beyoncé starred in a commercial for Verizon, in which she (with the help of Tony Hale) tried to break the internet through a series of promotional stunts. The ad ended with Beyoncé exclaiming, “Drop the new music!” with no further information revealed at the time.

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