Beyonce teases new music: "I think we are all ready to escape, travel, love and laugh again"
Beyoncé has opened up about plans to release new music and how she protects herself from the world of celebrity culture in a new interview.
Speaking to Harper's Bazaar, the superstar revealed she has been hard at work in the studio and new music is on the way.
"I’ve been in the studio for a year and a half," she said. "Sometimes it takes a year for me to personally search through thousands of sounds to find just the right kick or snare.
"Still, there’s nothing like the amount of love, passion, and healing that I feel in the recording studio."
Beyoncé added that making music now "feels just as exciting as it did when I was 9 years old, adding: "Yes, the music is coming!"
Hinting at what her new music might sound like, the star explained: "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 a part of nurturing that escape in any way possible."
Beyoncé's last new music was released in July 2019, when she curated the soundtrack for The Lion King remake. Last July, she released a musical film based on the album, called Black Is King, on Disney+. View Beyoncé's UK chart history so far here.
Later in the interview, the star opened up about why she largely shuns social media and in-person interviews. "It can be easy to lose yourself very quickly in this industry," she said. "It takes your spirit and light, then spits you out."
"I'm grateful I have the ability to choose what I want to share," she contined. "One day I decided I wanted to be like Sade and Prince. I wanted the focus to be on my music, because if my art isn't strong enough or meaninful enough to keep people interested and inspired, then I'm in the wrong business.
"My music, my films, my art, my message - that should be enough."
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