Tems Credited On Beyonce’s ‘Renaissance’
Nigeria’s own Tems has been credited as a songwriter on Beyonce’s forthcoming album “Renaissance.”
Yesterday, Queen Bee unveiled the tracklist for her 16-track seventh studio album, which is scheduled for release on June 29.
“Crazy Tings” singer Temilade Openiyi (Tems) is credited on track 10, “Move”, off Renaissance. Also credited on the album is Nigerian-British producer Richard Olowaranti Mbu Isong (P2J).
On Wednesday, the Grammy-winning singer unveiled the “Renaissance” tracklist via Instagram nine days before the project officially hits streaming services. The 16 song titles include the previously released hit “Break My Soul,” as well as “I’m That Girl,” “Plastic on the Sofa,” “Thique,”
“All Up In Your Mind,” and “America Has a Problem.”
“Creating this album allowed me a place to dream and to find escape during a scary time for the world. It allowed me to feel free and adventurous in a time when little else was moving,” Beyonce wrote in a note shared on social media. “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. 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.”
“Renaissance” is Bey’s first solo project since 2016’s Lemonade. Since then, she released Everything Is Love with her husband, Jay-Z; Homecoming: The Live Album, which was recorded during her headlining gig at Coachella 2018; and The Lion King: The Gift, a soundtrack for the 2019 Disney remake.