Beyoncé's just announced that she's been hard at work on new music, and it's news that's sure to get the Beyhive buzzing. It's been a little while now since we last heard from Bey (releasing charity single Black Parade in June last year), so we're excited for what she's been cooking up.
Speaking to Harper's Bazaar, she says, "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 part of nurturing that escape in any way possible.
"I’ve been in the studio for a year and a half. Sometimes it takes a year for me to personally search through thousands of sounds to find just the right kick or snare. 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!"
Elsewhere in the interview, she speaks about the importance of self-care, and how the pandemic has given her space to put herself first. She explains, "My health, the way I feel when I wake up in the morning, my peace of mind, the number of times I smile, what I’m feeding my mind and my body—those are the things that I’ve been focusing on.
"Mental health is self-care too. I’m learning to break the cycle of poor health and neglect, focusing my energy on my body and taking note of the subtle signs that it gives me. Your body tells you everything you need to know, but I’ve had to learn to listen. It’s a process to change habits and look past the bag of chips and the chaos everywhere!"
We can't wait to hear what Bey's been working on, and we're pretty confident it'll set 2021 back on course. The world always feels a little bit better when there's a new Bey album on the way.