New music Fridays are a thrilling, yet daunting prospect for any music lover.
It’s essentially a weekly holiday where fan-favorite artists and fresh faces alike drop their latest offerings for all the world to hear, flooding streaming services and digital retailers with an onslaught of aural goodies. But who has the time to sit there and listen to everything before updating their playlists? There’s just too much good stuff! (And, if we’re being honest, usually a few stinkers, too.)
As it turns out, we do. Welcome to The MixtapE!
And just like that, we’re still crazy in love with Beyoncé.
On July 29, the Beyhive was treated to a brand-new body of work called Renaissance, the first “act” in her upcoming album trilogy. Although the album leaked online three days prior, fans proved to be oh-so loyal to Queen B by waiting until midnight to hear the new tunes.
“You all actually waited until the proper release time to enjoy it all together,” Beyoncé wrote on Instagram. “I’ve never seen anything like it. I can’t thank y’all enough for your love and protection.”