Beyoncé gets back to the dancefloor on album number seven
The R&B superstar’s latest offering is more liberationist pop than an overt political statement
Pop: Beyoncé, Renaissance (Parkwood/Columbia)
Beyoncé may not, at this juncture, have had the same career longevity of once similarly progressive pop stars such as Michael Jackson and Madonna. But has any singer/songwriter delivered anything as culturally inspiring as Lemonade, her 2016 “visual album” that is now recognised as a significant addition to black contemporary art?
Renaissance might not have as much cultural clout, but if you’re looking for dance-friendly songs that include 1980s club, deeper-than-deep ...