It’s been a decade since Beyoncé set the Beyhive buzzing with a surprise album release. Bey does it again, this time dropping a new single,”My House,” without any prior warning.
Set to a cracking trap beat and bold, brassy tones, “My House” (via Parkwood Entertainment/Columbia) is both an early Christmas present, and a gift from the superstar U.S. singer to kick-off the opening weekend of her Renaissance concert film.
The tune comes with a parental warning for its “explicit lyrics”. On it, she sings, “I will always love you, but I’ll never expect you to love me when you don’t love yourself/ Let’s heal the world one beautiful action at the time/ This is real love.”
Terius “The-Dream” Gesteelde-Diamant contributes lyrics and production to “My House,” Bey’s first solo release since Beyonce’s hit seventh studio album Renaissance arrived in July 2022.
Arriving at the stroke of midnight, “My House” is accompanied with eye-catching artwork, with Queen Bey front and center, donning dark shades and a futuristic chrome helmet and top combo.
Ten years ago to the month, Bey dropped her self-titled fifth studio album without notice. Many have since copied the strategy, though few have replicated the success of Beyonce, which led the Billboard 200 for three weeks and is one of her seven leaders on the chart.
Bey continues to have it her own way. She bagged the year’s top-grossing tour, with Renaissance World Tour, which grossed $579.8 million and sold 2.8 million tickets, according to figures reported to Billboard Boxscore between May 10 and Oct. 1.
Renaissance: A Film By Beyoncé is expected to put up impressive numbers.
On what is typically a slow post-Thanksgiving period, the movie is aiming for a $30-$40 million global opening, Deadline reports.
Distributed by AMC, the Renaissance movie is booked into 2,539 theaters domestically and another 2,780 abroad in 94 territories, with U.S. previews beginning at 7 p.m. on Thursday (Nov. 30) before settling into a Thursday-Sunday schedule. Beyonce directs the two-and-a-half-hour flick.
Stream “My House” below.