"This three act project was recorded over three years during the pandemic. A time to be still, but also a time I found to be the most creative," she wrote.
Bey went on to write that creating Renaissance allowed her a place to dream and "to find escape during a scary time for the world." She added, "it allowed me to feel free and adventurous in a time when little else was moving. My intention was to create a safe place, a place without judgment. A place to be free of perfectionism and overthinking. A place to scream, release, feel freedom. It was a beautiful journey of exploration."
The 28-time Grammy award-winning entertainer then thanked her family, shouting out her children, Rumi, Sir and Blue Ivy, husband, Jay Z, uncle, Jonny, and mother and father Tina and Matthew Knowles.
"I want to give a special thank you to Rumi, Sir, and Blue for allowing me the space, creativity, and inspiration. And a special thanks to my beautiful husband and muse, who held me down during those late nights in the studio," she wrote alongside a never-before-seen photo of her in bed with her children and a separate photo of her mom and uncle. "A big thank you to my uncle jonny. He was my godmother and the first person to expose me to a lot of the music and culture that serve as inspiration for this album."
Beyoncé continued, "Thank you to all of the pioneers who originate culture, to all of the fallen angels whose contributions have gone unrecognized for far too long. This is a celebration for you. Thank you to my Parkwood crew, my slab, dream, and all of the talented producers involved. Mama, I luhhhh you. To my father, my 0.G., my first teacher: you inspire me in every move that I make. I love you."
The songstress concluded her post with a direct message to the Bey Hive: "To all of my fans: I hope you find joy in this music. I hope it inspires you to release the wiggle. Ha! And to feel as unique, strong, and sexy as you are. Love y°all deep, B."
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Renaissance arrives on Friday (July 29).