Beyoncé channels ’90s house sound on ‘Break My Soul’
The latest pop star to dabble in house music is 28-time Grammy Award winner, Beyoncé. Following in the recent footsteps of Drake‘s heavily house-inflected Honestly Nevermind, Beyoncé is reminding the masses that house music’s origins started with black artists. “Break My Soul” is Beyoncé’s first single of 2022 and is a preview of her forthcoming album, Renaissance. While the Houston-native icon has not shared if the album as a whole will take on a house music framework, word has already surfaced that Honey Dijon plays a critical role in the oncoming record’s production, signaling to a house-fueled affair from Queen Bey.
“Break My Soul” features a vocal sample from Big Freedia‘s “Explode” matched with a drum sample from Robin S.’ 1993 classic “Show Me Love.” Beyoncé’s latest single encompasses deep melodies within 90’s gospel-inspired vocals for a 2022 dose of up-tempo house. Stream “Break My Soul” below.
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