Beyoncé has revealed her new cinematic project, Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé, set to merge concert video and behind-the-scenes clips from her Renaissance World Tour. The film is scheduled for a 1 December release and will be distributed through Beyoncé’s own Parkwood Entertainment.
The forthcoming film serves as Beyoncé’s first video project accompanying her ‘Renaissance' era. It follows previous works like a “cliquebait” video for ‘Break My Soul’ and a “brand campaign anthem film” for Tiffany & Co. featuring ‘Summer Renaissance’.
Beyoncé concluded her Renaissance tour in her hometown of Houston, Texas, on 1 October. During the tour, she featured guest DJs such as Arca and DJ Khaled. Her eldest daughter, Blue Ivy, regularly appeared in the tour’s choreography and is also seen in the film’s trailer along with siblings Rumi and Sir, and husband Jay-Z.
The track ‘Break My Soul’ earned nominations for Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Dance/Electronic Recording at the 2023 Grammys, winning in the latter category. Beyoncé took home four Grammys that night, breaking the record for the most Grammys won by an artist in the show’s history.
Renaissance is Beyoncé’s seventh studio album and part of a self-described “three-act project” produced during the pandemic. The album includes a long list of collaborators and sampled artists, with ‘Break My Soul’ featuring contributions from multiple co-writers, including Jay-Z.