It's been six long years since Beyonce's last album 'Lemonade', but the wait is almost over for fans who have been champing at the bit for new material from the pop icon.

A series of social media posts on the major streaming services - Spotify, Apple Music and Tidal - announced her intention to return on July 29th with a new project dubbed 'Renaissance'.

The record will be her seventh studio album and although 'Lemonade' was released in 2016, she has put out several standalone tracks in the intervening period - including 'Be Alive' for the 'King Richard' soundtrack last year, and 'Everything is Love' with husband Jay-Z in 2018.

There is no other info available on 'Renaissance' as yet, although in a previous interview Beyonce had spoken about working on new music, telling Harper's Bazaar: "I’ve been in the studio for a year and a half. Sometimes it takes a year for me to personally search through thousands of sounds to find just the right kick or snare. One chorus can have up to 200 stacked harmonies."

Fans can pre-save the album here.