Beyoncé’s new song unleashes Great Resignation vibes

The multi-hyphenated artist’s latest single, “Break My Soul,” which dropped on Monday night, begs listeners to “break free” from their 9-5, saying “I just quit my job, I’m going to find a new record, damn they make me work so hard.”

Immediately dubbed “The Great Resignation Anthem” on social media, fans didn’t skip a beat, posting memes and all-caps tweets aligning themselves with Queen Bey’s motivational message to ditch the culture of restlessness and return to “sleep really well at night”. .”

“BREAKING: Beyoncé’s ‘Break My Soul’ Identified as Source of The Great Resignation,” one person tweeted.
“I still can’t understand how Beyoncé is about to catalyze a massive resignation because we’re surviving on vibes now,” tweeted another fan.

The song, Beyoncé’s first single since Juneteenth last year, mixes 1990s club culture with Pride 2022 vibes. Me Love” from the early 90s by Robin S and vocals from Big Freedia, a rapper best known for her New Orleans “bouncy music”, aka “booty-shaking” bass-heavy.

“Free your anger/Free your mind/Free your work/Free the tide/Free your craft/Free the stress/Free your love/Forget the rest,” Big Freedia sings, lyrics that embrace both socio- economy and the desire to free oneself from it.

In the past 12 months, a record number of Americans have “vacated” from their jobs for a variety of reasons: pandemic-related burnout, a desire for better pay or benefits, or a need to care. children or elderly parents during the pandemic. .

Dubbed the “big quit,” the mismatch between job offers and job seekers means there are now nearly two job offers for every unemployed worker, a situation that Fed Chairman Powell, called it “unhealthy”.

Last week, the central bank raised its benchmark interest rate by three-quarters of a percentage point point in an aggressive attempt to curb the spiral of inflation and cool the economy – but the move could also rattle the labor market.

Against this backdrop, “Break My Soul” immediately resonated with fans — and economists.

“Truly JOLTS time in the spotlight,” tweeted labor economist Nick Bunker, referring to the monthly report which counts the number of people who have left their jobs.
But if Beyoncé goes where Powell didn’t, “Break My Soul” also presents fans with a predicament: “Now, if I quit my job, how will I pay for the tour?” a fan tweeted.

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