Beyoncé Releases A Surprise EP of Four ‘Break My Soul’ Remixes
The Queen of surprises drops just released an unannounced EP of four remixes of “Break My Soul.”
“Break My Soul” is the lead single off of Beyoncé’s latest album Renaissance. The EP features four remixes of the history-making record including guest appearances from Black Eyed Peas’ will.i.am, Chicago house icon Terry Hunter, global electronic DJ and producer Honey Dijon, and New York-bred DJ and producer Nita Aviance.
All four remixes of “Break My Soul” deliver a unique sound complimenting the guest musicians’ artistry. In will.i.am’s remix, the Black Eyed Peas frontman creates an uptempo similar to a club remix adding his own background vocals. In Hunter’s version, the record also relies on the uptempo with added church organs. Aviance’s nine-minute arrangement has a trance-like sound adding extra idyllic elements to double the track’s length. Honey Dijon, who co-wrote “Cozy” and “Alien Superstar” from Renaissance, uses tribal drums throughout her rendition to separate herself from the pack.
Renaissance is the music icon’s seventh studio album and although fans were excited about Beyoncé’s return after a six-year hiatus, the release of the LP had some drama attached to the rollout. Two days before Renaissance’s highly anticipated release the album leaked which ignited a social media debate between the Beyhive and Kelis. The Tasty artist felt as though Beyoncé should have asked permission before interloping her 2003 hit “Milkshake” in her new song “Energy” and that she should have been credited despite not being a writer or producer on the original. Kelis’ interlope on “Energy” has since been removed. Beyoncé also had to remove an ableist slur from the 11th track on the album “Heated.”
Listen to will.i.am’s remix of “Break My Soul” below:
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