"My intention was to create a safe place without judgment. A place to be free of perfectionism and overthinking. A place to scream, feel freedom. It was a beautiful journey of exploration. I want to give a special thank you to Rumi, Sir and Blue for allowing me the space, creativity, and inspiration. And a special thanks to my beautiful husband and muse, who held me down during those late nights in the studio.
“A big thank you to my uncle Jonny. He was my godmother and the first person to expose me to a lot of the music and culture that serve as inspiration for this album. Thank you to all the pioneers who originate culture, to all the fallen angels whose contributions have gone unrecognised for far too long. This is a celebration for you.”
The singer went on to thank her “Parkwood crew and all the talented producers involved” in the project as well as her parents Tina Lawson and Mathew Knowles.
The singer ended the post by expressing her hope that fans “find joy in this music. I hope it inspires you to release the wiggle. And to feel as unique, strong, and sexy as you are”.
The singer thanked fans for patiently waiting for the official release of the album after it was leaked early. She thanked fans for their “love and protection” and for “calling out anyone who was trying to sneak into the club early”.
Renaissance, the first in a three-act project, officially dropped on Friday and contains 16 tracks. It is available on all major streaming sites.