Beyoncé has shocked the world with the unexpected release of her self-titled fifth studio album, and for those of you wondering why she decided to drop the album with no prior announcement, and was able to keep it top secret, and shoot music videos for all 14 songs, she has also shared her thoughts in a visual piece for Facebook simply titled “Self-Titled.”
“I see music,” says Beyoncé about her decision to create a visual album. “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.”
“I didn’t want to release my music the way I’ve done it,” she states. “I am bored with that. I feel like I am able to speak directly to my fans. There’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.”
Watch part 1 of her mini-doc below!