Lizzo's Reaction to Madonna and Beyoncé's "Break My Soul" Remix Is Everything
Beyoncé livened up the Beyhive's summer on July 29 when her highly anticipated seventh solo album, "Renaissance," dropped in full, preceded by the earlier debut of her single "Break My Soul" in June. "Break My Soul" was the first song released from Queen Bey's album on June 20, and her most recent remix features an iconic "Queens" collaboration with Madonna. Although the new track has already taken the internet by storm, one of the best reactions so far has come from Lizzo.
"B*TCH BEYONCÉ SAID MY NAME. BYEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE," she wrote on Twitter, referring to a lyric in which Beyoncé sings, "Badu, Lizzo, Kelly Rowl," along with a list of other powerful Black female artists.
BITCH BEYONCÉ SAID MY NAME
— FOLLOW @YITTY (@lizzo) August 6, 2022
Lizzo posted a full reaction video on her Instagram, telling her followers a story about perseverance. "I remember when I was telling my friend's mom what my major in college was going to be. And I told her I was going to major in music performance, and she laughed in my face," Lizzo said. "She said, 'Music performance? Like Beyoncé?' And laughed in my face. I only have one thing to say," she continued, proceeding to play the new remix with her name in it. "I ALWAYS BELIEVED IN ME NOW BEYONCÉ BELIEVE IN ME TOO," she captioned the post.
The original "Break My Soul" house track, coproduced by The-Dream and Tricky Stewart, is just a small taste of Beyoncé's new larger-than-life dance sound, as she teased in her July British Vogue cover story. Accompanied by a vibrant beat, "Break My Soul"'s motivational lyrics transform a notable sample of Big Freedia's "Explode" into an exhilarating track to kick off the summer. "Release ya anger, release ya mind / Release ya job, release the time / Release ya trade, release ya stress / Release the love, forget the rest," Big Freedia's booming voice recites on the hook.
Prior to the "Queens Remix," Beyoncé followed up the full album's release with several remixes of "Break My Soul," and an accompanying video for a Cliquebait remix of the track. The clip begins with footage of Beyoncé in a futuristic bikini, again, atop a virtual stallion, the visuals that have accompanied "Renaissance" throughout its release.
"Break My Soul" was the first original song Beyoncé had released since her Oscar-nominated "Be Alive" track that was featured on the "King Richard" soundtrack. It was also a confirmation that the 28-time Grammy-winning artist was experimenting with a completely new sound.
"She put two years of love into this."
In a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight, Beyoncé's mother, Tina Knowles-Lawson, shared some insight into the album-making process for "Renaissance." "She put two years of love into this. Many, many nights, all night working," she told the outlet.