Beyonce Hints At The New Direction For "ACT II" With "16 CARRIAGES" & TEXAS HOLD 'EM"

Beyonce teased these two tracks and her album during her two Super Bowl commercials.

BYZachary Horvath
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Beyonce is a living legend and a masterful businesswoman. Amid all the hype surrounding Super Bowl LVIII, she teased some new music in a pair of commercials. One of them was a hilarious Verizon collaboration, with Beyonce trying to break the internet by trying to pull off crazy stunts. At the end of the advertisement, she said, "Drop the new music." Somewhat separate from that ad, Queen Bey previewed one of her two new singles "TEXAS HOLD 'EM." This is going to be a part of ACT II.

At the end of that commercial, she revealed the release date. It looks to be March 29 and based on both tracks, it seems we are transitioning. We are going from the undeniable grooves of house and dance to country. Beyonce did drop a single, "MY HOUSE," back in December, but that appears to have no ties to ACT II based on its sound alone. But, how do these songs sound?

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Listen To ACT II Singles "16 CARRIAGES" & "TEXAS HOLD 'EM" By Beyonce

Well, they sound pretty damn good. Beyonce has something cooking for ACT II and it may be one of her most ambitious projects. "TEXAS HOLD 'EM" is more of a hoedown song with animated background vocals and a thumping drum pattern. Contrastingly, "16 CARRIAGES" is a more serious vibe with a grand instrumental. It is a self-reflecting Beyonce who looks at all the difficulties and hard work she has put in to get to where she is now. She embraces her Texan roots in a very tasteful way. Grab your lassos and cowboy hats, RENAISSANCE ACT II is going to be a hell of a ride.

What are your thoughts on these brand-new singles, "16 CARRIAGES" and "TEXAS HOLD 'EM," by Beyonce? Between the two songs, which one is better and why? Would you like to see her make a country album after hearing both records? Are you excited for RENAISSANCE ACT II? Is she the greatest marketer of any music artist ever? We would like to hear what you have to say, so be sure to tell us in the comments below. Additionally, keep it locked in with HNHH for all of the latest news surrounding Beyonce. Finally, stay with us for the most informative song posts throughout the week.

Quotable Lyrics:

It's been umpteen summers, and I'm not in my bed
On the back of the bus and a bunk with the band
Goin' so hard, gotta choose myself
Undеrpaid and overwhelmed
I might cook, clеan, but still won't fold
Still workin' on my life, you know

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Zachary Horvath is the Music Freelance News Writer for HNHH. He was brought on to the staff in August 2023. The passion for music and sports has always been there and being able to share it through writing is extremely fulfilling for him. Zach looks to bring the very best content for the site.