To celebrate the release of her Renaissance concert film, Beyoncé surprise-released the up-tempo house anthem, “MY HOUSE.” After the first screenings of Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé on Friday (Dec. 1), the music icon released “MY HOUSE,” which plays during its closing credits.
Co-written and produced with The-Dream, “MY HOUSE” is a finish-line victory deserving of an estimated $500 million tour gross. The new release evokes the same unifying roar of Homecoming but with a mid-track dance twist. Adorned in self-love messages—”But I’ll never expect you to love me / When you don’t love yourself”—the second half makes room for ballroom in the mainstream media.
Beyoncé deployed a similar tactic following the release of her 2019 Netflix special, Homecoming, by releasing a cover of Frankie Beverly and Maze’s “Before I Let Go.” “MY HOUSE” is an outspoken and boisterous ode to house music, which the megastar’s Grammy-winning seventh studio album, Renaissance, deeply celebrated.
Beyoncé dedicated the record to her late Uncle Jonny, who played house records for her and Solange Knowles as kids and later died from HIV complications. To continue his remembrance, the Renaissance concert film premiered on World AIDS Day, December 1, in his memory.
After winning a Grammy trophy for Renaissance in the Best Dance/Electronic Album category, the singer’s acceptance speech highlighted her late uncle and the queer community. “I’d like to thank my Uncle Johnny, who’s not here, but he’s here in spirit. […] I’d like to thank the queer community for your love and for inventing this genre.”
In the global box office, the film debuted with $27.4 million in its solely AMC Theatres distribution.
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