Beyoncé dropped her new album Beyoncé on iTunes and surprised fans worldwide on Friday. Among the 14 tracks is the song Blue (feat. Blue Ivy) – about her and Jay-Z’s almost 2-year-old daughter Blue Ivy. In a short video clip the singer is seen carrying her at the beach.
She states, “I see music. It’s more than just what I hear. When I’m connected to something, I immediately see a visual or a series of images that are tied to a feeling or an emotion, a memory from my childhood, thoughts about life, my dreams or my fantasies. And they’re all connected to the music.”
She continues, “I didn’t want to release my music the way I’ve done it. I am bored with that. I feel like I am able to speak directly to my fans. There’s so much that gets between the music, the artist and the fans. I felt like I didn’t want anybody to give the message when my record is coming out. I just want this to come out when it’s ready and from me to my fans.”
Beyoncé began recording new music in the summer of 2012 in The Hamptons. According to E! News – she worked with loads of singers, lyricists, producers, stylists, photographers and directors to bring her vision to life. Among them are Timbaland, Justin Timberlake, Pharrell Williams, The-Dream, Sia, Ryan Tedder, Miguel, Hit Boy, Ammo, Boots, Detail, Jake Nava, Hype Williams, Terry Richardson and Jonas Åkerlund.
The backdrops for her 17 music videos include New York City, Houston, Paris, Sydney and Rio de Janeiro.
“I just want to give my album to the people I love and respect and hope that they feel the same thing I felt when I made the music,” she says.