Always so adept at giving us what we need, she stressed the importance of “nurturing the escape” we are all craving from the Covid-19 pandemic and its aftershocks and problems that we are all living with, calling it a “renaissance”.
These days we are always in the market for good news – and this week, we’ve received some from Queen B herself – Beyoncé Knowles.
It looks like her seventh solo album is on its way, if a recent interview with Harper’s Bazaar US is anything to go by.
She confirmed that she’s been in the studio for a year and a half, making the magic happen. “Sometimes it takes a year for me to personally search through thousands of sounds to find just the right kick or snare,” she said, elaborating on her process, as well as how much she enjoys it.
“One chorus can have up to 200 stacked harmonies. Still, there’s nothing like the amount of love, passion, and healing that I feel in the recording studio. After 31 years, it feels just as exciting as it did when I was nine years old. Yes, the music is coming!”
“With all the isolation and injustice over the past year, I think we are all ready to escape, travel, love, and laugh again,” she said. “I feel a renaissance emerging, and I want to be part of nurturing that escape in any way possible.”
Fans have taken to Twitter to share their excitement, as well as to speculate on what will come. Some have predicted a country music-inspired record, while others have started moodboards on what the cover art will look like, as well as Beyoncé’s own looks for the album. In other words, the Beyhive is assembling.
Beyoncé also reflected on turning 40 in her interview with Harper’s Bazaar US, and how much she wants her work to reflect all the boundaries that can be broken, if you want to do so.
“I have paid my dues and followed every rule for decades, so now I can break the rules that need to be broken,” she said. “My wish for the future is to continue to do everything everyone thinks I can’t do.”
Beyoncé Is Dropping a Rodeo-Themed Ivy Park Collection – So, Giddy Up!
On the heels of her latest Flex swimwear collection, Beyoncé is launching a new rodeo-themed lineup for Ivy Park x Adidas, and the sneak peek has us like “Giddy up!” The 58-piece collection celebrates the impact of Black men and women on American Western culture and delivers plenty of denim just in time for fall.
Its contemporary riff on Americana includes a denim bodysuit, breakaway denim track pants, cow-print activewear separates, and even denim chaps, all in inclusive sizing from XXXS to 4XL, and priced from $25 to $200.
And, for the first time, this Ivy Park drop will also feature a 16-piece capsule for kids, which mirrors much of the main collection – so cue those Beyoncé and Blue matching moments.
Here, get an early peek of what’s to come – including the video – and mark your calendars, so you’re ready when it rolls out on adidas.com on Aug. 19.