“Cowboy Carter” is Beyoncé’s new album


The American singer has just released her eighth studio album

“Cowboy Carter,” with Beyoncé as executive producer, emerges as a multi-genre nod to American country culture. The album opens with “AMERIICAN REQUIEM,” an anthem-like alarm that incinerates old ideas about art and the people who create it and includes contributions from an impressive list of artists such as vocalists, musicians, and speakers, including Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, Linda Martell, Stevie Wonder, Chuck Berry, Miley Cyrus, Post Malone, Jon Batiste, Rhiannon Giddens, Nile Rodgers, Robert Randolph, Gary Clark, Jr., Willie Jones, Brittney Spencer, Shaboozey, Reyna Roberts, Tanner Adell, and Tiera Kennedy.

“Cowboy Carter” took five years to complete and comes right after the release and success of the singles “TEXAS HOLD ‘EM” and “16 CARRIAGES.”