Beyonce Tells Why She Released Surprise Album, Plus Snippets of Songs and Videos

bey pic“I’m a groooown woman! I can do whatever I want!” And that’s exactly what Beyoncé did this morning!  The singer first told her fans on Instagram that her self-titled album is available now! She dropped the surprise album with 14 songs and 17 videos on iTunes with a retail release date of December 21; I’m sure “Beyoncé” is on a lot of Christmas wish lists.  I listened to the tracks and I love the new sound; it’s R&B with an edge.  Some of her music videos incorporate personal, home video footage, and I see Jay-Z makes an appearance in a few videos as well. You can tell the girl is in love!

Beyoncé  tells why she decided to release her album without promotion:

“I feel like right now, people experience music differently. I remember watching Thriller on TV with my family, it was an event, we all sat around the TV and now looking back, I am so happy I was born around that time. I miss that immersive experience. Now, people only listen to a few seconds of a song on their IPODS, they don’t really invest in a whole album. It’s all about the single and the hype. There’s so much that gets between the music, and the artists and the fans. I felt like, I don’t want anybody to give the message when my record is coming out. I just want this to come out when it is ready, and from me to my fans.” She explains more in a video on her Facebook page.

Maybe it’s just me, but I feel like Beyonce was always in a box when she was under her father’s management and now she is releasing everything that she held inside. Her sound is different. Her look is different. She seems more liberated. I can’t stop listening to Drunk in Love and Partition and Flawless and Blow and….you get the point. Listen to snippets of her songs Here.

Watch previews of her videos from her album below:

Drunk in Love:

Flawless:

Blow:

Did you buy the album? Thoughts? What songs do you like?

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