Beyoncé recently sat down with Complex Magazine to discuss her life, future, and upcoming album. She shared where her inspiration for 4 (her new album) came from stating “Everything sounds the same on the radio. With 4 I tried to mix R&B from the ’70s and the ’90s with rock ‘n’ roll and a lot of horns to create something new and exciting. I wanted musical changes, bridges, vibrata, live instrumentation, and classic songwriting.” She shared what she did while she was on her year long vacation explaining that “I traveled; I read; I watched films.” She says “Inspiration is all around us every second of the day.”
“Whenever I feel bad, I use that feeling to motivate me to work harder. I only allow myself one day to feel sorry for myself. People who complain really get on my nerves. When I’m not feeling my best I ask myself, ‘What are you gonna do about it?’ I use the negativity to fuel the transformation into a better me.”
Beyoncé also shared her thoughts about husband Jay-Z saying that “Jay’s music is more than music. His lyrics have fathered generations,” she says of her husband of three years. “All that he has overcome gives millions so much hope. There are moments when I see his lips moving and I can see lyrics floating above his head and I think, ‘Wow! How did I get so lucky to be able to witness this level of genius so closely?”
For the entire article and full photo gallery visit Complex.com.