Beyoncé has finally unveiled the second act of the three-act project she announced back in 2022.
On Sunday, the pop star posted a mysterious teaser on Instagram. In the video, an unidentified woman — presumably the “Cuff It” singer — starts up a car with a license plate that reads “Texas Hold ‘Em.”
The woman drives the car down an empty road before the footage cuts to a group of men staring at a billboard of a red lingerie-clad Beyoncé in a seductive pose.
“This ain’t Texas,” she croons in the background. “Ain’t no hold ’em/ So lay our cards down, down, down, down.” The clip then cuts to a black screen that reads: “Act II, 3.29.”
Queen Bey’s website features the same teaser and the same date of March 29. Under the site’s music tab, a section for Act II includes an empty credits section, clean and explicit tabs, and two tracks — “Texas Hold ‘Em” and “16 Carriages,” which are listed as the record’s opening two tracks and are now available to stream on TIDAL and YouTube.
Between the references to her home state of Texas and the country sound of the new music snippet, it looks like fans were onto something with their theory that Beyoncé’s next LP will find her delving into country music. The still-untitled Act II is the follow-up to her seventh solo album "Renaissance".