Beyonce’s representative has denied any allegations that Queen Bey’s new album is months behind schedule because the singer has scrapped more than 50 songs. But with no promise that the album will be released any time soon, it seems the wait could actually be a good thing.
Baddie Bey has been jetting from country to country for her Mrs. Carter World Tour leaving one fan fainting in amazement and fighting off hating stage fans. But it has become uncomfortably obvious that she doesn’t have much new music on the table that she is ready to bring to the stage. During both incidents Mrs. Carter was singing her throwback “Irreplaceable” rather than introducing new music.
In fact, “Irreplaceable” was the tune she was singing when an unruly fan smacked her on the butt and when another was called out for not living in the moment, after he responded to Bey’s offer for a duet by shining his bright camera phone in her face.
Rumor has it that Beyonce was supposed to release her fifth studio album last spring and after that date passed, she aimed for a fall release. But despite all the reports that she is behind schedule, her rep insists that Beyonce has been working on new music and she never set an official release date.
So news that the “Grown Woman” singer is not behind schedule is not actually a promise that fans will be getting new music any time soon, but should they be happy about the news instead of impatiently waiting for the curvy songstress to get back in the studio?
Her last studio album, “4,” was released back in 2011 and is her lowest-selling album to date.
While her album “I am… Sasha Fierce” pulled in more than 3 million album sales and the No. 1 hit, “Single Ladies,” the album “4” only sold 1.4 million copies and never had a song rank as a top 10 hit.
If you take a look at her new music, it seems as she was indeed on track to have the same disappointing results.
“Grown Woman,” which is currently used as background music in her latest Pepsi TV ad, has not had a good response and hasn’t even pulled in Beyonce’s usual number of YouTube hits.
Her other song “Bow Down” was riddled with controversy over the lyrics, as many of the R&B industry’s washed-up crooners, like Keyshia Cole, tried to use the new song to make themselves relevant again.
Even if you look past the lyric controversy, the new music snippets just don’t have the same Beyonce power that the Bey Hive is used to.
Regardless of whether the album is behind schedule or not, it seems Bey and her camp could really use some time to figure out what they need to do to truly deliver to Bey’s fans.
According to singer and producer Ne-Yo, that’s exactly what Beyonce and her camp are planning to do.
“I’m still putting stuff together for Beyonce’s album,” he said back in June. “They’re still trying to figure out what they want that to be, which I’m not mad at. Beyonce’s the kind of artist where you’re not gonna see it ‘till it’s right. Her fans – they love her, so they’ll be patient.”
It’s not unusual for artists like Beyonce to scrap tons of songs before finding new material for an album. In addition, the process of making new music has been slowed considerably by the “Bow Down” singer’s tour and taking care of her daughter Blue Ivy.