Global superstar Beyoncé revealed that she’s working on the follow-up to her last album Lemonade, released in 2016.
Lockdown Inspired Beyoncé to Work on New Music
The star confessed that she has been in the studio for the past year and a half and that the pandemic inspired her to work on new music. “With all the isolation and injustice over the past year, I think we are all ready to escape, travel, love, and laugh again. I feel a renaissance emerging, and I want to be part of nurturing that escape in any way possible. I’ve been in the studio for a year and a half,” Beyoncé explained during an interview for the September 2021 issue of Harper’s Bazaar.
She continued, “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. Still, there’s nothing like the amount of love, passion, and healing that I feel in the recording studio. After 31 years, it feels just as exciting as it did when I was nine years old. Yes, the music is coming!”
She’s Ready to Enter Her 40s
The 39-year-old star shared that she’s looking forward to “creating businesses outside of music” in her 40s. “I want to show that you can have fun and have purpose, be respectful and speak your mind. You can be both elegant and a provocateur. You can be curvy and still be a fashion icon. I wish this freedom for every person. I have paid my dues and followed every rule for decades, so now I can break the rules that need to be broken. My wish for the future is to continue to do everything everyone thinks I can’t do.”
Beyoncé’s last solo studio album was Lemonade in 2016. Since then, she worked on the collaborative LP Everything Is Love with her husband Jay-Z. Plus, the Black Is King visual album and the soundtrack which she created for Disney’s 2019 remake of The Lion King.