Happy Bay Day!Beyonce finally dropped her long-awaited album regeneration July 29, six years after she was released from prison lemonade. Beyhive Twitter has gone bonkers, frantically picking favorite songs and predicting which songs will be hits first. A strong contender is “SUMMER RENAISSANCE,” the final single from Queen Bey’s 16-track album.
Above, Beyoncé samples Donna Summer’s “I Feel Love.” The title also seems to be a tribute to the late disco queen. (The official Donna Summer Instagram account even retweeted Beyonce’s song on its IG Stories.) Savvy fans point out that this isn’t the first time Bey has paid tribute to a late great man. “One of Beyoncé’s first hits featured a Donna Summer interpolation, and 20 years later, she ended the renaissance with another Donna Summer interpolation,” Posted by user byirene.
But it’s not just the “I Feel Love” samples and melodies that make Beyhive humming. The steamy lyrics also seem to be talking about her husband Jay-Z. So what do the lyrics really mean?
Beyoncé opens with: “I want to live with you, let you take my name/I’m going to marry you, let you wear your ring.” Aside from the obvious housing and spouse (Jay-Z),” Formation” singer also mentioned the tattoo on her ring finger.
When Beyoncé and Jay-Z first got married, both had matching “IV” wedding tattoos, the Roman numeral 4, on their fingers.While it’s unclear if they’re numerology lovers, the number plays a big part in their lives, as the two have their birthday on “4” and their wedding on April 4th (or April 4th) held, they both use this number as the album title (Beyonce’s 4 and Jay-Z’s 4:44). Even their daughter Blue Ivy’s name is a rendition of their favorite Roman numerals.
In 2017, she tweaked the tattoo, making some minor changes to the “IV” – making it look more like a “4”. (Though, some fans pointed out that it also looks like a “J.”) While it’s unclear if the “Empire Mindset” rapper also changed his wedding tattoos, his tattoos are definitely what Queen Bey said. If that’s an indication of who she sings in the rest of the song, it could mean Bey and Jay are in a good place in their marriage.
Typical private Destiny Child alumna shocked the world in 2016 lemonade, A poignant visual diary, daring confession, sheds light on the couple’s marital problems. (Remember the bat-wielding Beyoncé on “Hold Up”?) She even hinted that Jay-Z had an affair with a certain Becky with fine hair on “Sorry.”
In a rare interview, Jay-Z later admitted it in an interview. This New York Times In November 2017, the pair said their marriage was struggling despite the difficulties. “You know, most people walk away, the divorce rate is like 50% or something, because most people don’t see themselves. The hardest thing is seeing the pain in other people’s faces that you caused and then having to deal with it yourself .”
A year later, he spoke more about the couple going to therapy to save their marriage. In January 2018, Jay-Z told CNN’s Van Jones, “For us, we chose to fight for love. For our family.” Later, in April, he spoke again about saving his marriage, telling the David Letterman, “We worked hard to get therapy, you know, we love each other, right? So we really put in the work.”
The rest of the lyrics to “SUMMER RENAISSANCE” feel crazy in love, if not very, uh, passionate. In the explicit details of her singing, she even seems to be talking about cosplay and more. “I feel too loose to be bound / Can you see my brain open now? / Come on, get what I’m here for, night now / Know you like my cosplay, who am I now? / I’m a doctor, I’m a nurse, I’m a teacher / Domination is the best way to beat you.”
On June 30, Bey posted on Instagram about her upcoming album, making her “a place to dream and escape during a scary time” and “feel free and adventurous when no one else moves” . She added: “My intention was to create a safe place, a place without judgment. A place without perfectionism and overthinking. A place to scream, release, feel free. It’s been a wonderful exploration of trip.”
In the chorus of the song, Bey sings: “It’s so good, so good.” Although the lyrics Yes Raunchy, which can be taken literally, could also mean that after six years of repairing their marriage, Bey and Jay are finally settling down in a “good” place.