It has been long rumoured that Beyoncé was set to return in the near future with something spectacular.The singer unveiled BEYONCÉ, her fifth studio LP, this morning. Comprising of14 original tracks (including a collaboration with her daughter Blue Ivy, JAY Z and Frank Ocean) and 17 videos, it’s available worldwide on iTunes now.
On her decision to expand beyond audio to create what she calls a ‘visual album’, Beyoncé said: “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.”
Finally right?! I know! I listened and watched the sneak peak of the seventeen videos,we all know Bey’s videos are always spectacular. But my favorite are ‘Mine’ (great sound)featuring Drake and ‘Pretty hurts'(quite inspiring). And I’m really proud of the fact that she featured our very own Ngozi Chiamanda Adichie in her lyrics for the song ‘Flawless’. I am really inspired by Chiamanda Adichie,she reminds me that our art matters.
Check out more pictures from some of the videos after the cut…