Parental Advisory/NSFW: There is a little bit of swearing at the beginning of this video and some sexually suggestive images, so be careful where you play this!
This is a behind-the-scenes video for Beyonce’s latest album. She talks about her desire to be honest with her music, her art. Beyonce explains that she was 15, “a child,” when Destiny’s Child first took off, and that her audience has grown up with her. It’s led to some pressure over the years.
“Now I’m in my 30s, and those children that grew up listening to me have grown up, and I always felt like it was my responsibility to be aware of kids and their parents and all these generations. And I felt like, in a sense, I could not express everything. I’ve done so many things in my life, in my career, that I feel like at this point I’ve earned the right to be me and to express any and every side of myself.”
You can also see Justin Timberlake and producer Timbaland with Beyonce in the studio while she’s recording. Various producers and directors who worked on Beyonce’s visual album also talk about her creative inspiration. Have you had a chance to watch Beyonce’s visual album yet? If so, what do you think? The holidays have kept me too busy, but I definitely plan to check it out SOON.