The-Dream Speaks on Beyoncé’s Growth & Work Ethic, New Album


In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, The-Dream, who produced Beyoncé’s ‘Signature Song’ “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It),” spoke about the singer’s current work ethic.

He also revealed that her soon-to-be-released fifth studio album can be expected to be released within the next few months. Take a look at what he had to say below:

“We’re lifting off, her sound is growing with how she’s growing, not because she’s a mother though. She’s just musically growing into a place — it’s the same place we were in with “4.” I think “4” was one of those, what I call, ‘the corner’ albums — same album that Rihanna did when she did Rated R. There are albums that you turn a corner on that aren’t always taken for the glitz and glamour of things, because it’s not as commercial. But they’re corner albums, and they have to be there. She had to turn that corner with “4″ in order to get to where we’re trying to go right now.”

When speaking about the singer’s work ethic, he went on to say:

“It hasn’t changed. No, she’s crazy! She goes home on time now, but that doesn’t stop her from coming in even earlier, which is what makes us get up!”

Still little detailed, the album is stated to feature collaborations with Timbaland and Justin Timberlake, and was mostly recorded in the Hamptons in New York over the past summer. It has yet to be given a name or release date.

It will serve as the official follow-up from her platinum selling fourth studio album 4, which was released in 2011. And though there is no official lead single released yet, the singer will soon embark on The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour, which kicks off in Europe on April 15th. Thoughts?