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Friday, 13 December 2013

New Album Alert - Beyoncé - Beyoncé

It has sent the pop world and internet into meltdown as Beyoncé releasing fifth studio visual album without any warning…

The self-titled set is the artist’s first visual album, what do we mean by that? Well clever Queen B always likes to keep things interesting as the new album is infused with 14 new songs and 17 visually stunning, provocative videos shot around the world from Houston to New York City to Paris, and Sydney to Rio de Janeiro, all before the album’s release.

According to the press release we received from camp Beyoncé...

“I see music,” says Beyoncé about her decision to create a visual album. “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.”

What has been most interesting, is that NO ONE, not even the record companies knew it was coming! Stripped of gimmicks, teasers and marketing campaigns, this project is truly about art before hype and letting the music (and Beyoncé 53million fans on Facebook) create their own hype.

Queen B said she wants to “let her fans when she wants to and how she wants to, with no filter” and cut out the middleman.

“ I didn’t want to release my music the way I’ve done it,” she states.  “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.”

The album will be offered as a cohesive body of work with every song and every video available all at once for one single purchase. While not a concept album, the record is designed to be consumed as a comprehensive audio/visual piece from top to bottom.  The antithesis of making singles, the visual album is a non-linear journey through the thoughts and visions of Beyoncé.

Well Beyoncé, was wearing multiple hats when making this album has been  noted a as writer, producer and director, including pulling together a genius team of artists, songwriters, producers and video directors for her visual album that include JAY Z, Timbaland, Justin Timberlake, Pharrell Williams, Drake, The Dream, Sia, Ryan Tedder, Miguel, Frank Ocean, Hit Boy, Ammo, Boots, Detail, Jake Nava, Hype Williams, Terry Richardson, Melina Matsoukas, Jonas Åkerlund, Ricky Saiz, Pierre Debusschere, @lilinternet, Noah “40” Shebib, Francesco Carrozzini, Caroline Polachek,  Ed Burke, Bill Kirstein and Todd Tourso.

OMG! That’s EPIC!

She recorded all over the world for a year and a half but the initial recording started after the writers and producers gathered under one roof in The Hamptons, New York’s beach enclave, in the summer of 2012 to live together, work together and to immerse themselves into her world and into her head.   The fans that have grown up with the performer, mature and seasoned enough to relate to the content and the shared experiences, inspire the music, with themes that explore love, loss, fear, anger, honesty, happiness, sexuality and confidence.

For the videos, the were primarily shot during her successful “Mrs. Carter Show World Tour,” the videos were veiled in secrecy, even though they were filmed in open places, including a beach in Brazil, the streets of NYC, on the famed Cyclone Rollercoaster in Coney Island, New York, downtown Los Angeles, a chateau in Paris, a roller skating rink in Houston, Texas where she skated as a child, and a beautiful church in South America. 


Here is the track list to Beyonce
Pretty Hurts

Haunted

Drunk In Love (feat. Jay Z)

Blow

No Angel

Partition

Jealous

Rocket

Mine (feat. Drake)

XO

Flawless (feat. Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche)

Superpower (feat. Frank Ocean)

Heaven

Blue (feat. Blue Ivy)  

This is truly mind blowing! With 31 pieces of new Beyoncé to digest, it mean no rest for SCP team this weekend, but who cares, we have new Beyoncé!

#popheaven

The fifth solo studio album from Beyoncé is now available worldwide, exclusively on the iTunes Store

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