In a world where music is often formulaic and predictable, Beyoncé has always been an exception. Her new song “Break My Soul” is typical of her unique style. This song is rhythmic and timely, and it hits hard.
With a release date that overlapped with Pride Month, Juneteenth, and Black Music Month, Beyoncé’s new single has struck a chord with the black community. The song has been praised for its unapologetic blackness, and it is a perfect example of Beyoncé’s artistry.
“Break My Soul” is a powerful song that speaks to the current moment. It is a reminder that we are all fighting for something, and that we should never give up, especially in the face of oppression. In fact, listening to our own needs has several health implications beyond the empowerment felt in Beyoncé’s hit. Instead, reach for love and motivation and kick stifling voices to the curb. Beyoncé challenges her audience to demand better.
Listeners everywhere are already calling out to the talented artist in response to her lyrics, “And I just quit my job; I’m gonna find new drive.” Twitter accounts around the globe are commenting variations of, “Are you telling me to quit my job? Because I will, Beyoncé! I will!”
Beyoncé explained in an interview with Harper’s Bazaar, “With all the isolation and injustice over the past year, I think we are all ready to escape, travel, love, and laugh again. I feel a renaissance emerging, and I want to be part of nurturing that escape in any way possible.”