The Best Reactions To Beyoncé’s New House Favourite ‘Break My Soul’
"NOT BREAK MY SOUL BEING A HOUSE ANTHEM"
As it approached midnight on America’s East Coast, Beyoncé — as promised — released her first new material since 2016.
Yup, it’s been six long years. But we’re thrilled to report that ‘Break My Soul’, the lead single from Bey’s upcoming album Renaissance, is bloody amazing. House excellence writ large, the track is a defiant cry of liberation from the dull constraints of work, featuring sampling from seasoned Beyoncé collaborator, Big Freedia. The internet’s broad reactions to the track can be summarised in three words: pure, unbridled joy.
NOT BREAK MY SOUL BEING A HOUSE ANTHEM
AN UNEXPECTED BUT APPRECIATED TURN OF EVENTS
— brittany (@brittany_broski) June 21, 2022
Featuring a synth melody that may or may not be the work of a Korg M1 — the track harks back to early ‘90s House music while its lyrics speak to a post-pandemic America that is undeniably fed up with work — elevating ‘Break My Soul’ into something truly unique. As Twitter users have pointed out, the track is co-written by Terius ‘The-Dream’ Nash, a producer who has contributed to many a Beyoncé banger in the past.
Break My Soul is co-written and co-produced by The Dream.
The same man who gave us Partition, 1 plus 1, 6 Inch, Single Ladies, Countdown, Dance For You, Flawless, Schoolin Life, Love On Top and Grown Woman. pic.twitter.com/Je0HDk44RR
— Sisa (@TheTitanBaddie) June 20, 2022
So much fanfare is being made of Beyoncé’s very successful pivot to house music, that the internet seems to convinced that any criticism of the new track is evidence that the listener is simply too straight to get it.
Break My Soul is only for the girlies and gays who wanna dance and have fun.
— BEYTHOVEN (@beyonceparkwood) June 21, 2022
Break My Soul is a great song you guys are just straight and boring and are bad at sex pic.twitter.com/HBY6s40ww0
— irene (@writtenbyirene) June 21, 2022
Meanwhile, our favourite pop culture stalwarts — from Stranger Things to SpongeBob — have received the ‘Break My Soul’ treatment, with even Hilary Duff being pulled into the club track’s orbit.
first time listened to "BREAK MY SOUL" pic.twitter.com/J7PgrrC5w3
— 𝑚𝑖𝑠𝑎𝑦𝑜𝑛𝑐𝑒 (@misayonce) June 21, 2022
Beyoncé Break My Soul x SpongeBob edit pic.twitter.com/9SgIhwEBEU
— 📁 (@OCEANSMEDIAA) June 21, 2022
Hilary Duff dancing to break my soul by Beyonce at 8:45 in the morning on TODAY show. pic.twitter.com/SSxEQcC0qv
— 🎥 (@megsmedia) June 21, 2022
Beyoncé has cryptically teased that her forthcoming album will only be “Act 1“, so a potential double or even triple album could well be in the works.
In the meantime, you know what we’ll be listening to.