Beyonce was inspired by Lady Godiva for the cover of her upcoming album Renaissance. After releasing her previous two albums Beyonce announced the album’s title and 29 July release date last month before dropping its lead single, the house-influence Break My Soul. She rolled out the album’s cover artwork which depicts her in a minimalist spiky metallic bikini sitting atop a transparent glowing horse, which looks like a disco ball.
On Instagram, Beyonce explained that she want Renaissance to help people escape and feel free and said “ 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. My intention was to create a safe place, a place without judgment”.