Renaissance will be the star’s first solo album in six years, and the long-awaited follow-up to 2016’s Lemonade.

(In the interim, she has released a soundtrack album to The Lion King and Everything Is Love, a collaborative album with husband Jay-Z. She also released Homecoming: The Live Album, which was recorded during her headlining 2018 Coachella performance, and in March, opened the 94th annual Academy Awards with a jaw-dropping performance of her nominated song “Be Alive” from King Richard.)

Shortly after news of the new album broke, British Vogue shared photos of Beyoncé gracing its July cover, wearing a variety of major outfits alongside a short article with hints of what was to come about the album. Edward Enninful, British Vogue‘s editor-in-chief wrote:

“B wanted to play with fashion like never before, and as we swapped references (from the 1990s garage scene to ’80s excess), talked hair and beauty, and got to know her team, a vision of glittering retro-futurism began to take shape”