Does Beyonce’s new summer song channel the ‘Great Resignation’?
By Sharon Kimathi
LONDON (Reuters) – American pop star Beyonce Knowles-Carter has surprised fans with an early release of her single ‘Break My Soul’ from upcoming album ‘Renaissance’, setting social media ablaze with song lyrics that some say tap into rising worker anger at conditions.
“I’m gonna find new drive / damn, they work me so damn hard / Work by nine, then off past five /And they work my nerves, that’s why I cannot sleep at night,” sings the artist, adding “I just quit my job.”
Some commentators said the words channeled the post-pandemic “Great Resignation” in which businesses are struggling to find enough employees.
“Beyoncé saw that it was the summer of late-millennial burnout, the labor movement,