Beyoncé Surprise Drops 2 New Songs from Her Upcoming Country-Themed Album: Listen

The singer dropped "Texas Hold 'Em" and "16 Carriages" on Sunday

<p>Kevin Mazur/Getty</p> Beyoncé.

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Beyoncé fans, rejoice!

The music superstar, 42, surprise dropped two new songs from her upcoming country-themed album on Sunday evening.

The first track, titled "Texas Hold 'Em," evokes Beyoncé's 2016 song "Daddy Lessons" from her Lemonade album, and finds her singing, "This ain't Texas / Ain't no hold 'em / So our lays our cards down, down, down, down."

The single's cover art shows Beyoncé wearing a metallic breastplate, along with a black cowboy hat, large earrings and a black belt completed with a dangling silver heart-shaped piece to cover her lower half.

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The second song, "16 Carriages," is another country-tinged track, in which Beyoncé sings atop a strong rustic beat.

"Sixteen carriages drivin' away while I watch them ride with my dreams away / To the summer sunset on a holy night / On a long back road, all the tears I find," the mother of three sings on the track's chorus.

"Fifteen innocents was gone astray / Had to leave my home at an early age," she continues in another verse. "I saw mama prayin', I saw daddy grind / All my tender problems, had to leave behind."

In that song's cover art, Beyoncé is photographed in black and white, wearing a black cowboy hat with her hair styled in a wavy bob.

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Beyoncé's latest offerings were released shortly after she revealed that the second act of her Renaissance album, the first part of which dropped in 2022, will be released in March.

In an Instagram clip that showed Beyoncé driving through the desert, she gave fans a glimpse into her new sound, before teasing the project's release date.

<p>Kevin Mazur/Getty</p> Beyoncé.

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The album and song announcements came after Beyoncé teased her list of "firsts" intending to break the Internet in a Verizon Wireless commercial that aired amid the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers Super Bowl LVIII matchup.

"Texas Hold 'Em" and "16 Carriages" are available to stream and purchase now. Beyoncé's new album will drop on March 29.

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