Big Freedia has plenty to celebrate this Pride Month. On Monday, it was revealed that the legendary New Orleans bounce artist is featured on yet another Beyoncé song (her first was “Formation”) for the “Renaissance” singer’s latest dance anthem, “Break My Soul.” Thanks to a sample from Freedia’s “Explode” and a renewed interest in house music, the anointed Queen of Bounce is feeling extra grateful for the moment she’s having right now.
“It feels surreal to be on a track with Beyoncé once again,” Freedia tells POPSUGAR. “I’m honored to be a part of this special moment, and I am incredibly grateful for all God’s blessings.” Since the release of “Break My Soul,” there’s been an outpouring of fan love for Freedia — specifically for her contribution to the song’s already-iconic hook. “Release ya anger, release ya mind / Release ya job, release the time / Release ya trade, release ya stress / Release the love, forget the rest,” Freedia proclaims amid Beyoncé’s vocals.
The upbeat track’s arrival comes just in time for Pride, which Freedia always honors as an out-and-proud queer artist. How does she recognize the month-long celebration of LGBTQ+ love, acceptance, and individual expression? “I tour cities across America (and the world) and shake, of course!” she says. “My Pride shows are incredible, because so many of the fans are there to celebrate the same thing. The energy is really exciting!”
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