Sunday, January 5, 2014
Home » Music News » Beyoncé Releases New Studio Album Worldwide

Beyoncé Releases New Studio Album Worldwide

So, Beyoncé just blew up the mother fucking internet by releasing a brand new studio album out of nowhere! The self-titled album, which marks her fifth solo release, 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.”

“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.”

So why did Beyoncé just change the way an album release should go? She was bored with the traditional way, of course. “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.”

According to the press release, 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. The project features contributions from a virtual who’s who of hit makers, including Jay Z, Timbaland, Justin Timberlake, Pharrell Williams, Drake, The Dream, Sia, Ryan Tedder, Miguel, Frank Ocean, Hype Williams, Jonas Akerlund, and Todd Tourso, among others. Notably, there’s even a cameo from daughter Blue Ivy

For the videos, some of which she co-directed, she preferred to work with a more care-free formula.  Shot primarily 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.  She mixed up the creative, going for big and small and set out on shoots eager to capture the spontaneity and honesty in every moment.  The videos are visually stimulating, charged with visionary cinematography and clever storytelling. They capture every side of who she is, complete with vulnerability and imperfections.

Beyoncé is out now on iTunes! What are you waiting for?!


01 Pretty Hurts
02 Haunted
03 Drunk in Love (Featuring JAY Z)
04 Blow/Cherry
05 No Angel
06 Yoncé/Partition
07 Jealous
08 Rocket
09 Mine (Featuring Drake)
10 XO
11 ***Flawless (Featuring/ Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie)
12 Superpower (Featuring Frank Ocean)
13 Heaven
14. Blue (Featuring Blue Ivy)

01 Pretty Hurts
directed by Melina Matsoukas
02 Ghost
directed by Pierre Debusschere
03 Haunted
directed by Jonas Akerlund
04 Drunk in Love
directed by Hype Williams
05 Blow
directed by Hype Williams
06 No Angel
directed by @lilinternet
07 Yoncé
directed by Ricky Saiz
08 Partition
directed by Jake Nava
09 Jealous
directed by Beyoncé, Francesco Carrozzini & Todd Tourso
10 Rocket
directed by Beyoncé, Ed Burke & Bill Kirstein
11 Mine
directed by Pierre Debusschere
12 XO
directed by Terry Richardson
13 ***Flawless
directed by Jake Nava
14 Superpower
directed by Jonas Akerlund
15 Heaven
directed by Beyoncé & Todd Tourso
16 Blue
directed by Beyoncé, Ed Burke & Bill Kirstein
17 **BONUS VIDEO – Grown Woman
directed by Jake Nava

Jared Braden

Jared Braden is a music enthusiast and blogger who loves all things pop and dance. He is always on the lookout for new and exciting pop acts to bring to you.
Next: Video Premiere: Erasure – “Make It Wonderful”
Instant Repeater
47 minutes ago
Scroll To Top