Beyonce dropped an album entitled “Beyonce: The Visual Album” overnight which has 14 songs and 17 music videos. After, what can only be described as dicking us around for months, it seemed as though the album was getting pushed back. Nope! Beyonce was just being a sneaky sausage and doing something that will either be trite, boring, genius, groundbreaking or so-good-it’s-bad like Lana Del Rey’s “Tropico.”
Overnight she released a four-minute video on Facebook called “Part 1 of Self-Titled” in which she explained why she chose to make this a visual album in the first place.
Beyonce said, “I see music. It’s more than just what I hear. When I’m connected to something, I immediately see a visual or a series of images that are tied to a feeling or an emotion, a memory from my childhood, thoughts about life, my dreams or my fantasies. And they’re all connected to the music.”
She also discussed her longing for a more immersive musical experience. “Now people only listen to a few seconds of song on the iPods and they don’t really invest in the whole experience. It’s all about the single, and the hype. It’s so much that gets between the music, the artist and the fans. I felt like I didn’t want anybody to give the message when my record is coming out. I just want this to come out when it’s ready and from me to my fans.”
The visual album is available exclusively on iTunes for $14.99. There is a song called “Yonce,” so get ready. Brace yourself. You can download it here.