Beyoncé Announces New Album ‘Act II’, Releases ‘Texas Hold ‘Em’ and ’16 Carriages’

    Following her Verizon Super Bowl ad, Beyoncé has announced the second act of her Renaissance trilogy. The country-inspired Act II will be out on March 29, and she’s already shared two songs, ‘Texas Hold ‘Em’ and ’16 Carriages’. Check them out along with a teaser video, which features snippets of Chuck Berry’s ‘Maybellene’ and an allusion to Wim Wenders’ Paris, Texas, below.

    ‘Texas Hold ‘Em’ was co-written with Brian Bates, Elizabeth Lowell Boland, Meghan Bülow, Nathan Ferraro, and Raphael Saadiq, and produced with Ferraro and Killah B. ’16 Carriages’ was written with Atia Boggs, Dave Hamelin, and Raphael Saadiq, and produced alongside Hamelin and Ink. ’16 Carriages’ also features steel guitar by Robert Randolph.

    Renaissance, Bey’s seventh studio album, arrived in July 2022.

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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