Beyoncé Fans Are Pretty Sure She Just Told Everyone To 'Quit Your Job' With Her New Song—And They Are All About It
Unless you've been living under a rock, you already know Beyoncé released a new song.
The Beyhive have been obsessed with the NOLA—that's New Orleans Louisiana for the uninitiated—bounce sounds brought by underground legend, LGBTQ+ icon and longtime Bey collaborator Big Freedia...
...while Gen X has been schooling the TikTokers about the origins of house music—it's Black, it's queer, get used to it—and the samples of "Show Me Love" by Robin S.
Check it out:
But there's another, larger message for Beyoncé fans if you believe the Internet.
It's the message of quitting the job that's bound to "break your soul."
You can listen—and read—for yourself here:
And it seems the lyrics are to blame.
Beyoncé sings in the instant summer banger:
"Now, I just fell in love, and I just quit my job"
"I'm gonna find new drive"
"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"
Naturally, it took no time at all for enterprising Twitter users to turn it into a meme.
\u201cNot Beyonc\u00e9 crashing the economic market place by telling us all to quit our jobs.\u201d— Black Lives Still Matter (@Black Lives Still Matter) 1655838236
\u201cAfter much thought and consideration,I have decided to remove myself from the running of @RuPaulsDragRace #Allstars7. @Beyonce & @bigfreedia told me to release my job, so I must follow suit. I don\u2019t know what the future holds, but I\u2019m excited for this new chapter in my life \ud83d\udc96\u201d— Shea Coule\u00e9 (@Shea Coule\u00e9) 1655833598
\u201cBeyonce \u2018quit your job\u2019\n\nMe in HR this morning:\u201d— KWAJO- Social Housing (@KWAJO- Social Housing) 1655808554
\u201cNot Beyonc\u00e9 telling me to quit my job.. Not after making me pay $50 for that mystery box\u201d— MBali \ud83d\udcab (@MBali \ud83d\udcab) 1655782048
\u201cthe way this is quickly leaving my circle of the 0-3 ppl who usually like my tweets. All I want to say is:\n\n1.) I\u2019m deadass serious about organizing a general strike and if anyone better at organizing than me has any tips pls share below \n\n2.)\u201d— lijuhbiguhtiguh (@lijuhbiguhtiguh) 1655777964
\u201c\u201cRELEASE YA ANGER\u201d\n\u201cRELEASE YA MIND\u201d\n\u201cRELEASE YA JOB\u201d\n\u201cRELEASE THE TIME\u201d\n\u201cRELEASE YOUR TRADE\u201d\n\u201cRELEASE THE STRESS\u201d\n\u201cRELEASE THE LOVE\u201d\n\u201cFORGET THE REST\u201d\n#BreakMySoul #Beyonce\u201d— \u201cRELEASE YA TRADE\u201d \ud83e\udd2f (@\u201cRELEASE YA TRADE\u201d \ud83e\udd2f) 1655779313
\u201cBeyonc\u00e9 telling me to quit my job while I head to work\u201d— aidan \ud83e\udd21 (@aidan \ud83e\udd21) 1655792137
For some, quitting their job seems like a good idea—until they realize their bills aren't going to pay themselves.
\u201cBeyonc\u00e9: \u201cQuit your job\u201d\n\nMe looking at my bills:\u201d— Freida Slaves (@Freida Slaves) 1655823094
\u201cIs she telling us to quit our jobs?? Because I will, Beyonc\u00e9, I will!\u201d— Bran. (@Bran.) 1655779065
\u201cYou all could quit that job and listen to Beyonc\u00e9\u2019s Billionaire Ass if you want to. But I will be clocking in at 9am sharp I got Bills Bills Bills.\u201d— Brian Bee (@Brian Bee) 1655948998
\u201cBeyonce: \u2018quit your job\u2019\n\nMe: \n#dragrace\u201d— Seddera Side \u26a1\ufe0f (@Seddera Side \u26a1\ufe0f) 1655908997
\u201cY\u2019all better remember Beyonc\u00e9 not paying y\u2019all\u2019s bills when you quit your job cause she it was okay\u201d— teanna\u2728 (@teanna\u2728) 1655912646
For others, Beyoncé's lyrics were open to interpretation—maybe she doesn't want you to quit your job, per sé, but to have a life outside the job you have.
\u201cBeyonc\u00e9 said, \u201cRelease your job.\u201d I don\u2019t think she meant quit your job. I think she meant have a life outside of coding on a daily & waking up at 5am to do so. Prioritise your mental health, sleep & touch grass on the weekends. It\u2019s not everyday tech, babes.\u201d— Jennifer Opal (@Jennifer Opal) 1655836962
And for others, quitting their job means they'll get their situation handled by none other than Mrs. Knowles-Carter herself.
\u201cBeyonc\u00e9 I will release this job but will YOU release these bills??\u201d— Niggaolas is in renaissance (@Niggaolas is in renaissance) 1655826228
\u201cBeyonc\u00e9: Release your job.\nMe: Can you pay my bills? Can you pay my telephone bills?\u201d— Twilit Aries (@Twilit Aries) 1655864817
\u201cPatiently waiting for Beyonce to pay my bills since she told me to quit my job #BREAKMYSOUL\u201d— favi \ud83e\udea9 (@favi \ud83e\udea9) 1655786751
Jokes aside, Beyoncé has a certified banger on her hands, with nearly 6 million views on the official lyric video as of this writing.
"Break My Soul" is currently the No. 1 trending song in music, according to the YouTube charts, and is showing no signs of slowing down.
If nothing else, the success of this song is already adding to Beyoncé's most impressive net worth, meaning she can afford to quit her job any time she wants to.
Unfortunately, though, you cannot—as another user hilariously pointed out.
\u201cDon\u2019t let Beyonc\u00e9 get you packed up. Shorty a whole billionaire. She can quit her job. You need to be up at 7\u201d— JameS, J.D. (@JameS, J.D.) 1655787406
So, guess it's back to the daily grind for most of us.