"I love to dance, I love to sing, and I'm actually in the studio now writing songs and producing. I have a lot of live instruments that I'm putting into the tracks to try to change the sound and make my own genre of music."
-International pop superstar Beyoncé, sharing some details about her currently-in-production fourth solo album. While she was filming a commercial for Vizio televisions (which will air next Thursday night, November 25, during the airing of her Thanksgiving concert special "I Am ... World Tour"), Beyoncé talked about her upcoming music to "Entertainment Tonight."
She didn't reveal very many details about the new album, though plenty of other writers, producers and collaborators have weighed in on what's up in the studio. Ne-Yo, who co-wrote one of Beyoncé's biggest singles in "Irreplaceable," said the album is "coming along nicely. I can't speak too much on it, but it's another direction for her, and she's carving out her own niche," which seems to back up the idea of the singer creating her own genre. He added, "In a minute nobody will be in Beyoncé's lane. They really can't get in her lane now, but they really can't get in her lane after this album."
Songwriter Sean "The Pen" Garret (who co-wrote "Video Phone") also revealed that the new album will have much more of a fun atmosphere than the sometimes icy I Am ... Sasha Fierce. "I think we are doing a lot of uptempo records for this one," he told Entertainment Weekly. "She's in such a good place right now in life that she is interested in making party music, definitely."