Beyoncé Talks Working With Pharrell & Justin Timberlake On New Album In GQ Magazine
Finally, a more clear and higher resolution version of the much talked about Beyoncé GQ Magazine cover has finally arrived, along with excerpts from the interview and the entire Terry Richardson-directed photo shoot.
Dubbed as “The 100 Sexiest Women of the 21st Century” issue, it could be implied that Bey hold’s the #1 spot on the list, and why wouldn’t she?
During her interview with the magazine, she speaks on working her whole life, the thrill she gets from performing, who she’s been working with on her upcoming fifth studio album, and much more.
What I like about the photospread, besides the fact that Beyoncé is looking almost as good as she did when she first became a solo artist, is the fact that some of the photos feature her as an athlete, posing with a football and a helmet
This could serve as the beginning of her Super Bowl promo, and I love it!!!! Take a look at a few of the excerpts below, as well as the hot photospread:
On working all of her life:
“I worked so hard during my childhood to meet this goal: By the time I was 30 years old, I could do what I want,” she says. “I’ve reached that. I feel very fortunate to be in that position. But I’ve sacrificed a lot of things, and I’ve worked harder than probably anyone I know, at least in the music industry. So I just have to remind myself that I deserve it.”
On how performing live makes her feel:
“I love my job, but it’s more than that: I need it. Because before I gave birth, it was the only time in my life, all throughout my life, that I was lost.” She means this in a good way: When her brain turns off, it is, frankly, a relief. After drilling herself, repeating every move so many times, locking them in, she can then afford not to think. “It’s like a blackout. When I’m onstage, I don’t know what the crap happens. I am gone.”
On her collaborators or her upcoming studio album:
“I’ve been working with Pharrell and Timbaland and Justin Timberlake and Dream. We all started in the ’90s, when R&B was the most important genre, and we all kind of want that back: the feeling that music gave us.”
On the songwriting process:
“I used to start with lyrics and then I’d find tracks—often it was something I had in my head, and it just so happened to go with the melody. Now I write with other writers. It starts with the title or the concept of what I’m trying to say, and then I’ll go into the booth and sing my idea. Then we work together to layer on.”