Beyonce Says New Album Will Be Her ‘Own Little Gumbo of Music’

R&B singer Beyonce is hard at work on her new album, which she recently stated will be her “own genre of music.” “I Love to dance, I love to Sing and I’m actually in the studio now writing songs and producing and I have a lot of live instruments that I’m putting into the tracks to try to change the sound and make my own genre of music,” Beyonce stated on the set of her latest Vizio commercial. While promoting her new DVD “I Am … World Tour,” in New York City earlier this week, the “Diva” singer clarified what she meant by “own genre.” “Well, I wouldn’t say I’m inventing a new genre,” she tells MTV News. “I’m mixing every type of genre that I love and I’m inspired by every type of genre.” So what can fans expect from Beyonce’s follow-up to 2008’s ‘I Am … Sasha Fierce?’ “I’m not in a box,” she said. “It’s not R&B. It’s not typically pop. It’s not rock. It’s just everything I love all mixed together in my own little gumbo of music.” As far as the inspiration behind this album, Beyonce says “Definitely Fela Kuti, the Stylistics. How random, right?” she laughed. “So many people … Lauryn Hill, Stevie Wonder, of course, Michael Jackson’s Off the Wall … all of those things I’m kind of mixing together.” So far Ne-Yo, Sean Garrett and Jim Jonsin has logged time with Beyonce for the new project.


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