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Beyonce: “My New Album Is Empowering”

Published: Wednesday 13th Feb 2013 by David

As the poster child for fourth wave feminism, recent years have seen Beyonce’s brand built on the right balance of inner strength and overt sexuality.

Proving that the term ‘bad b*tch‘ isn’t all that derogatory when used to praise her endless list of achievements, her last LP ‘4’ saw her ditch the fire and pizzazz that was 2006’s ‘B’Day’ and fully embrace a romantic vulnerability we hadn’t heard since ‘Gift From Virgo’.

Now, in a conversation with ‘Vogue’, she has revealed that her new album will be both sensual and empowering.

Full story below…


Via ‘Vogue‘:

“There’s still an obsessiveness about detail in Beyoncé’s artistic life. In her studio are elaborate “vision boards” to stimulate her creative process—photographs, writings, reminders of past achievements. There’s the cover of her 2003 album Dangerously in Love. There are photos of her Grammy performances with Prince and Tina Turner. Song concepts. Potential titles. “There’s so much stuff up there,” she says. “It kind of feels right now like A Beautiful Mind.

“Beyoncé says her new music “is a lot more sensual . . . empowering.” It celebrates being a wife and a mother, reflecting the obvious changes in her life. “Right now, after giving birth, I really understand the power of my body,” she says. “I just feel my body means something completely different. I feel a lot more confident about it. Even being heavier, thinner, whatever. I feel a lot more like a woman. More feminine, more sensual. And no shame.”

With discernible talent to back it up, B stands as one of the only ‘Pop girls’ able to serve ‘Pin-Up’ and ‘Power’ at the same without ever seeming confused or disingenuous.

What excites us the most though, is how the balance of the two will translate to sonically and-on a superficial tip- visually.

For, if her decision to sex it up for ‘GQ is anything to go by, we wouldn’t be surprised if her new videos were used as tools to recapture her straight male audience. An audience, the likes of ‘Baby Boy’, ‘Naughty Girl‘ and ‘Video Phone‘ made all too easy to secure.

See what we mean?

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  1. OMG Just Google Kelsnetwork and see what happens! February 13, 2013

    Bey better release the song after #KissesDownLow has peaked because we dont want Kelly Rowland slaying her again as she did in 2011 when Motivaion slayed Run the World….

  2. Ernest February 13, 2013

    No shade at all. I love Beyonce but the lets fan be the judge of that. Can’t wait to hear it tho. I’m excited

  3. NavyNaNaNa February 13, 2013

    I swear she just rehashes the same s*** over and over. No innovation.

  4. Mariah Carey mothered you H***… February 13, 2013

    Beyonce knows what she’s is doing. She is the captain of her ship and she is no industry puppet, unlike the lady who’s name starts with R.

  5. Kent February 13, 2013

    Great but bey rest the female anthem this era pls now bring that beat in girl let feel rnb,rock pop,soul this era like 4. *plays schooling life*

  6. Nadia February 13, 2013

    Great! Im so intrigued by this era.

  7. Kent February 13, 2013

    Mrs carter tour selling out minute without a single or album on the chart that great people enjoy her.

  8. HLove February 13, 2013

    Great, Feminine and Empowering. I guess that’s a new direction for her, y’know, if you exclude ‘single ladies’, ‘independent women’, ‘run the world (girls)’, ‘diva’, ‘best thing I never had’, ‘survivor, irreplaceable’, and just about every other single she’s ever released in her career thus far.

  9. cake like lady gaga February 13, 2013

    B**** NO ONE IS CHECKING FOR YOU!!!! Don’t come here and lie and tell us you have new material, WHERE IS THE SINGLE?

    THERE IS NO SINGLE, NO ALBUM, NO ERA!! Sit your ass back down, no one is here for you.

  10. STAR82 February 13, 2013

    AINT NOBODY GOT TIME TO SUPPORT BEYONCE AND HER NARCISSISTIC DEVILISH FOOLISH PRIDE SHE NEED TO SIT DOWN SOMEWHERE AND PUT HER TIME WISELY INTO HER CHILD AND WITHIN HER COMMUNITY

  11. King B>Rihanna February 13, 2013

    BEYONCE IT BETTER BE, I DON’T KNOW ABOUT THE REST OF THE HIVE BUT I WANT GROWN WOMAN MUSIC FROM BEY.

  12. . : : W A T E R S P O R T S : : . February 13, 2013

    Bey better release the song after #KissesDownLow has peaked because we dont want Kelly Rowland slaying her again as she did in 2011 when Motivaion slayed Run the World….
    _________________________________________________________________

    RTW, BTINH and LOT sold 1.9, 3 and 2.1 million worldwide, respectively, may somebody tell me the WW sales of “Motivation”?

  13. CHUDDS February 13, 2013

    I love how her “vision board” is filled with R&B, funk and soul (DIL, Tina Turner, prince). I’m soooooo happy that she refuses to go the pop route like Usher and them! Hurry up and drop this damn single girl!

  14. STAR82 February 13, 2013

    nobody has time for beyonce self indulge lifestyle she needs to spend her time wisely investing time within her community and her life as a wife and mother.. its all about her image or fame and money…she needs a new perspective the bey oveload isnt inspring or motivating its painfully annoying

  15. Blue February 13, 2013

    Get ready for (im singing about a subject that i know nothing about as i have had everything handed to me) irreplaceable/single ladies/run the world 2.0

  16. TheTruth February 13, 2013

    Beyonce will some back hard. Let haters hate, Beyonce SCHOOLIN LIFE !

  17. HOTSTUFF February 13, 2013

    Oh it will be as empowering as Run the Hood ?

  18. morenavee February 13, 2013

    Yep,this #2013 gon be fiyah………….its rihanna #unapologetic,beyonce #tobenamed,cassie (hopefully),ladygaga (#artpop),adele(later this year she will release happy songs),azealia banks vs nicki minaj,mariah carey,tamia,zonke dikana,florence,fun,solange (wow I actually love this ‘losing you’ beat,very infectious),justin timberlake AND MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE,yep imma bout to snatch all this wigs!

  19. HEY HEY! February 13, 2013
  20. King B>Rihanna February 13, 2013

    ALL THESE NAVY MEMBERS TALKING ABOUT HOOD HIVE AND ALL THAT.DARLING IF I REMEMBER CORRECTLY IT WAS JUST THE LAST ERA WHEN RIRI WAS HANGING OUT WITH HOOD RAPPERS,GETTING HOOD TATTOOS,POSTING GANG SIGNS, PRAISING HOOD 2PAC, POSTING PICTURES OF SMOKING WEED AND ALL THAT.REALLY THINK BEFORE YOU WRITE I THANK YOU.

  21. ℙᏫℙ ℝᏫᎩAℒᎿᎩ February 13, 2013

    Beyonce , Sweety you are NOT A feminist , OKay ? and i’m so sick of your empowering B******* , the Only Empowering Popular song you had in your catalogue was WRITTEN by a MAN , and you wanted to steal the writing credits of it , You hear me ?

    I don’t have time to drag her for making a song called “nasty girl” then go and do what she’s doing for a living now instead being classy and relying ONLY on her Voice ……. I can BUT I won’t , maybe Cuz i think she worked hard for it and sacrificed a lot to reach there , But I’m calling out the BS when i smell it.

    and I do not think no one Will take you “Or what comes out of your mouth” regarding feminism seriously after that Slutty ass performance you gave in the SB wearing that outfit , Which, Made your n****** visible at some point , isn’t that the opposite of what the REAL feminists believe in ?
    your SB performance ALONE disqualify your whole “feminism” BS.
    keep it about the music Girl and cut the B******* , and since we are talking about it , why you don’t tell gaga the same ? why you don’t you BOTH keep it about the music and don’t try to get serious or political ?
    i’m yet to see somebody getting “empowered” by a Beyonce song ….. as if some girl gonna be empowered after hearing “Video phone” for example …..

    who asked her to talk for Women in the first place ? Beyonce is an entertainer , that is her main job , no one asked her to be a role model and stuffs , and Personally , i don’t think anybody should make their children look up to female and male celebs as role models , basically because they are some industry’s puppets , all of them : beyonce , gaga , rihanna , katy , etc … PUPPETS.

    @sam :

    STRAIGHT men can mind their business, if she is using ‘S**’ to attract STRAIGHT males then she’s no better than the rest of them , then she is not qualified to speak for women.

    @BEYONCE and i know she’s reading :

    KEEP IT ABOUT THE MUSIC ONLY AND STOP. IT. PLEASE.

  22. yawn February 13, 2013

    lots of emo babble for the ladies and “… to s** it up … her new videos … used as tools … male audience.”

    bring it on. let the people decide what this’ about and if it’s good.

  23. BASH February 13, 2013

    We are ready Bey…lets go get’em

  24. J.LO STAN.. BEY MAD February 13, 2013

    WHO RUN THE HOOD???? THE HIVE!

  25. boopboop February 13, 2013

    “Beyoncé says her new music “is a lot more sensual . . . empowering.” It celebrates being a wife and a mother, reflecting the obvious changes in her life. “Right now, after giving birth, I really understand the power of my body,” she says. “I just feel my body means something completely different. I feel a lot more confident about it. Even being heavier, thinner, whatever. I feel a lot more like a woman. More feminine, more sensual. And no shame.”

    didn’t xtina say almost the same thing around the time BIONIC came out?

  26. N.T.S February 13, 2013

    Oh please…nothing new i see

  27. KingBeyBitches February 13, 2013

    @STAR82 B**** didnt she spent a year and months being a f****** mother and wife b**** sit yo ass down

  28. KingBeyBitches February 13, 2013

    Haterz are already trolling and do I see the Navy up in this post lol I just cant

  29. MusicLoveChild February 13, 2013

    Beyonce will blow the world away. Has anyone heard the track in her world tour promo, if that is anything to go by, it’s going to be fiyah!!!!

  30. . : : W A T E R S P O R T S : : . February 13, 2013

    @POP

    I 100% agree, plus, female empowerment is so 1960. But tell me where did she say the next album is about “female empowerment”?

    Maybe the “It celebrates being a wife and a mother, reflecting the obvious changes in her life” got you confused, but the exact same thing was said in a review for “Lay Up Under Me” and “Crazy in Love”

    And she didn’t say it’ll be “about femini-SM”, she meant “MUSICALLY more feminiNE and SENSUAL”.

    The next era won’t be a “I don’t care anymore, I am a grown musician” – kind of era, it’ll conciliate the commercial appeal of “I Am… Sasha Fierce”, and the creativity of “4”.

  31. . : : W A T E R S P O R T S : : . February 13, 2013

    LOOOOOOOOOL @ the girls thinking the next single – WHICH’LL BE FEATURED IN A PEPSI COMMERCIAL – will be a female empowerment song.

  32. King B>Rihanna February 13, 2013

    J.LO STAN.. BEY MAD

    WHO RUN THE HOOD???? THE HIVE!

    I GUESS JENNY FORGET THAT SHE FROM THE BLOCK?

  33. ℙᏫℙ ℝᏫᎩAℒᎿᎩ February 13, 2013

    dear @. : : W A T E R S P O R T S : : . :

    I’m glad you , out of the Beyhive , took your time to understand what i said and agreed.
    also I’m glad i wasn’t labelled a ‘Hater’/’wasp’ for having an opposite opinion than the general Beyonce stans.

    regarding your questions :
    – yes , i think she meant “female empowerment” , maybe cuz i do not think Beyonce will never empower Males , straight males to be specific.
    – i don’t have any problem with her being sensual or whatsoever , if my ears liked what she made , i will approve, as simple as that.
    – the last one to support “feminism” is a woman who relies heavily on ‘S**’ to sell her records ignoring her Amazing voice, did you see how she reacted when some unflattering pics of her SB performance found their way to some blog ? she asked them ‘Via her publicist’ to remove them !! she doesn’t believe in anything beside ‘s**’ and ‘perfection’ , empowerment ? my ass , my whole ass b**** 😆 !

    sebak enta 😉

  34. JER February 13, 2013

    More of the same. There will be 3-4 good songs tops

  35. ℙᏫℙ ℝᏫᎩAℒᎿᎩ February 13, 2013

    That GIF tho

    and that Line tho :
    I just feel my body means something completely different. I feel a lot more confident about it. Even being heavier, thinner, whatever. I feel a lot more like a woman. More feminine, more sensual. And no shame.”
    ____________________________________________________

    said the woman who asked some blog to remove some unflattering pics of her…..

    TRANSPARENT

    🙄

  36. JOHNVIDAL February 13, 2013

    Didn´t she say the same about “empowering” when she released her previous album “4”???
    And this other sentence:
    “is a lot more sensual . . . empowering”
    LMAO I mean, how does that make sense?
    Anyway just focus on performing Bey, just focus on that 🙂

  37. Music Soul Harmony February 13, 2013

    LOL. Did JER’s hatin ass just say 3-4 good songs tops?? PROVES HE’S A STAN.
    And anyway, the songs better be good bey! 4 was OKAY but we need something much better! And LOVE THAT GIF.

  38. BITCHPLEASE February 13, 2013

    I HOPE BEY DOESN’T START TALKING TOO MUCH ABOUT THIS LP BEFORE IT RELEASES. THE PUT EVERYONES EXPECTATION BEYOND LEVEL WHICH COULD BE GOOD OR VERY BAD FOR THE ERA. JUST RELEASE THE SINGLE ALREADY IF YOU HAVE IT YET. BITCHPLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  39. HoneychildPlease February 13, 2013

    Beyonce durrrrling ill be nice today, and just say let the music speak child!

  40. tits mcgee February 13, 2013

    I think I would like her to take the Justin tac, and stop talking about the music, just release it…

    Looking forward to hear the proof in Bey’s pudding. #bringitbitch!!

  41. ZANIA February 13, 2013

    What I can’t understand about Beyonce is why is she not spending the first two years of her daughter life, instead being all over the place and worrying about a new album. Do you know how many women would love to stay home to catch all the beautiful moments with your child. The first words, first time they make their first step. I read some comments about her HBO special talking about her baby, when lately she’s been all over the place, when do she spend time with her child. Do you see Halle Berry, Alicia Keys, Mariah- all of those women stayed out of the lime light for at least two years. You seen them going to pumpkin patches, zoo’s, beach with their child. I haven’t seen Beyonce do anything with her child other than that trip to Bamahas and it looks like they kept the child at a private home. It kind of bother me when she talks about her child, but yet she always hiding the child, you never see her doing normal things in the public with the child. Beyonce nannies are raising that child, while she run around trying to be in everything.

  42. HoneychildPlease February 13, 2013

    The hive members will talk a good talk about supporting Beyonce, but when that album drops will see who will actually buy it…*Thinks about 4*

  43. . : : W A T E R S P O R T S : : . February 13, 2013

    I GUESS JENNY FORGET THAT SHE FROM THE BLOCK?
    _______________________________________________________________

    @ JLo stan

    The number of your comments is giving me that –

    “PLEASE go to iTunes store and purchase my fav’s last 4~5 flop singles ONLY FOR $1 PLEASE!!!”

    – tea’s more than anything.

    Please stop, this’s getting embarrassing!

    The thread is NOT about your fav, and even the “Find word” tool wouldn’t be able to find “JLO” within the 1000 lines if it wasn’t for your irrelevant nose crammed in between Bey’s ass lips 24/7!!!

    .

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    @ POP

    I believe she wants to be recognised as a legend / icon for something, so bad, and believes that “female empowerment” is a route she could take to be there, even though she knows it’s so f****** OLD, she’s a huge flop at it.

    IDK . . . that’s the best clarification I could come up with.

    I mean, SURE Beyonce was aware of strap-on movies when she released “Run the World (Girls)” or “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)”

  44. cake like lady gaga February 13, 2013

    @Music Soul Harmony…. B**** STOP TROLLING!!!!!

    NO ONE CURRR ABOUT YOUR OPINION

  45. DIGGER BEY February 13, 2013

    Lmao @ The Hoeianna stan that said we better buy this album like 4. Child bye. Cause if my memory is rite 4 went platnuim n 6 months. With no BB #1s or top tens. While TTT took a whole year to go platnuim, with its #1s and top tens. Unaflopatic is n the same boat. Neither one will outsell 4 Stateside and Hoeianna is the one that had the #1s and top tens. Plus a tour lmao Flop h**. THE MRS. CARTER TOUR will make The Diamonds tour look like someones debut tour. And Sensual & Empowering = 5th Album! THAT WILL OUTSELL UNAFLOPAGTIC AND FAME COMBINED BY CRACK BROWN. STAY MAD. # 2013…….THE YEAR OF BEYONCE

  46. . : : W A T E R S P O R T S : : . February 13, 2013

    And you still haven’t even heard the 1st single yet 🙄

  47. DIGGER BEY February 13, 2013

    YESSSSSSSS KING B STAY HAVING THESE C**** PRESSED bwahahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahaha. No single or album out and #1 on Billboards Social Chart. Tour is sold out around the World! Just one her 17th Grammy, rite behind Aretha Franklin! The only person ever to upstage any sitting President. That cermony was suppose to b about him. 2013 Superbowl = KING B! Has received the biggest promotion ever n music history. She stands to make over 100 million dollars off tour. That’s going to her bank account, that’s already worth over 400 million. While artists like Hoeianna struggles with tour seatings and more. KING B is SHITTING on lessors and The Era haven’t even started. Yessssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss #2013…….THE YEAR OF BEYONCE

  48. Chile Please!! February 13, 2013

    UGHHHH GIRL BYE! I’M SO SICK OF THESE ARTIST THAT BLOW THEY’RE ALBUM UP BEFORE IT DROPS. EVERYONE GET READY FOR ANOTHER BOOTY POPPING HAIR SWINGING OVER THE TOP ALBUM! OVERRATED BI-OTCH!

  49. Suicide Blonde February 13, 2013

    I told you she is as w**** as the rest of the girls in the music industry, there’s nothing wrong with that as long as you keep the hypocrisy to yourself, she seems to be desperate for attention and she’s so afraid of fail, she knows that something is wrong with what she used to have…[email protected]ℙᏫℙ ℝᏫᎩAℒᎿᎩ You Said It All, best comment.

  50. NΛVI February 13, 2013

    i’m so tired of this one trick pony….inspiration board by ass, more like youtube videos. this chick dosen’t have one creative bone in her body. i love how samantha tries to justify beyonce overly sexual image. she’s no different from the other younger girls (counterparts) today excluding ADELE, so quit the b******* ..she just have a ring and a baby attach to it that’s the difference plus you had the nerve to post that video phone gif…lmao that just defeats the purpose of the post all together, samatha you bipolar b****… and hoodhive don’t come give me that she does s*** with taste while she pop her cootchie like no other…. if it’s anything adele is classy one and that’s that.

  51. NΛVI February 13, 2013

    i’m so tired of this one trick pony….inspiration board by ass, more like youtube videos. this chick dosen’t have one creative bone in her body. i love how samantha tries to justify beyonce overly sexual image. she’s no different from the other younger girls (counterparts) today excluding ADELE, so quit the b******* ..she just have a ring and a baby attach to it that’s the difference plus you had the nerve to post that video phone gif…lmao that just defeats the purpose of the post all together, samatha you bipolar b****… and hoodhive don’t come give me that she does s*** with taste while she pop her cootchie like no other…. if it’s anything adele is classy one so keep it cute

  52. Aríe February 13, 2013

    NÓ one cares what she will be singing about all I want to know is will she finally include the streaperpole in her routine.

  53. AmbeRussell February 13, 2013

    but why cant they both have success? smdm, it is ppl like u that cause only 1 black female to have success at a time and very few females in generale, but u see bruno mars and jsutin and chris and usher and frank o and miguel all can see success in a yr, but ppl like u only want time for 1 female. get ya head out of bey’s ass n let very1 flourish and not just 1 female musician.

    AmbeRussell on youtube
    https://www.youtube.com/user/AmbeRussell?feature=mhee

  54. ƸӜƷ MC ƸӜƷ February 13, 2013

    @. : : W A T E R S P O R T S : : .

    “I believe she wants to be recognised as a legend / icon for something, so bad, and believes that “female empowerment” is a route she could take to be there, even though she knows it’s so f****** OLD, she’s a huge flop at it.”

    @ℙᏫℙ ℝᏫᎩAℒᎿᎩ

    “I do not think no one Will take you “Or what comes out of your mouth” regarding feminism seriously after that Slutty ass performance you gave in the SB wearing that outfit , Which, Made your n****** visible at some point , isn’t that the opposite of what the REAL feminists believe in ?
    your SB performance ALONE disqualify your whole “feminism” BS.
    keep it about the music Girl and cut the B******* , and since we are talking about it , why you don’t tell gaga the same ? why you don’t you BOTH keep it about the music and don’t try to get serious or political ?
    i’m yet to see somebody getting “empowered” by a Beyonce song ….. as if some girl gonna be empowered after hearing “Video phone” for example …..

    who asked her to talk for Women in the first place ? Beyonce is an entertainer , that is her main job , no one asked her to be a role model and stuffs , and Personally , i don’t think anybody should make their children look up to female and male celebs as role models , basically because they are some industry’s puppets , all of them : beyonce , gaga , rihanna , katy , etc … PUPPETS.”

    PERFECT. This is the same thing she’s been saying for a while now……….same ol’ same ol’

  55. Hilly February 13, 2013

    Doesn’t she say that for every album? I just want the damn single, can’t wait to see her on tour!

  56. MISHKA February 13, 2013

    Queen Bey has always been about empowering and this Vogue edition is named the Power Issue. I don’t know why the queens here are mad about…

  57. Jessi February 13, 2013

    Go Bey!

  58. Jay Scorpio February 13, 2013

    AIN’T NO BODY GOTZ TIME 4 THAT SHYT!!!!!!

  59. Fatu sankoh February 13, 2013

    Hate is sickness hate mangers live bey alone is not her fault your favorite are not talented long live queen bey

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