Beyoncé 4 Album Cover Art & Release Date Revealed
See Queen B’s fourth solo LP’s cover artwork
The Beyoncé 4 album cover artwork and release date have been revealed. After premiering the music video for her lead single, “Run The World (Girls)”, last night on American Idol, the R&B diva has announced that her fourth solo LP will hit stores on June 28.
Regarding her new project, Beyoncé , who recently graced the cover of Billboard, told the magazine, “I recorded more than 60 songs: everything I ever wanted to try, I just did it. I started off being inspired by [Afrobeat music pioneer] Fela Kuti. I actually worked with the band from “Fela!” [the hit Broadway musical based on his life] for a couple of days, just to get the feel for the soul and heart of his music; it’s so sexy, and has a great groove you get lost in. I loved his drums, all the horns, how everything was on the one. What I learned most from Fela was artistic freedom: he just felt the spirit. I also found a lot of inspiration in ’90s R&B, Earth, Wind & Fire, DeBarge, Lionel Richie, Teena Marie… I listened to a lot of Jackson 5 and New Edition, but also Adele, Florence + the Machine, and Prince. Add in my hip-hop influences, and you can hear how broad it is. I also gave myself more freedom to really belt out some songs, and bring soul singing back: I used a lot of the brassiness and grittiness in my voice that people hear in my live performances, but not necessarily on my records.”
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Beyoncé 4 Album Cover Artwork