Beyonce’s upcoming fourth studio album seems to be coming along even faster than anybody realized, with producer Sean Garrett dishing some brand new details about the disc to Music Mix at last weekends VMAs. According to Garrett, Bey will be focused on making “party music” on the new LP, which isn’t really much of a surprise since the diva is primarily known for her upbeat, booty shaking club tracks.
“I am going in the studio with Beyoncé this week to work on her next record,” Garrett told the Music Mix at Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards. “I think we are doing a lot of up-tempo records for this one. She’s in such a good place right now in life that she is interested in making party music, definitely.”
Sean has worked with Bey on a number of tracks before, including “Check On It”, my personal favorite “Upgrade U”, “Get Me Bodied”, the horrendous “Ring the Alarm”, “Diva” and the classy “Video Phone”.
Sticking primarily to trashy club tracks is a good move for Bey. During her last album, I Am Sasha Fierce, they tried to push the acoustic ballad “If I Were a Boy” as the album’s main single, but despite heavy promotion the song couldn’t reach the top of the charts, while “Single Ladies” unexpectedly blew up due to it’s gimmicky Soulja Boy-style dance and fun beat. Plus, Bey really amped up her sex appeal over the last two years, delivering more vulgar performances than ever before, so mindless, raunchy uptempo tracks will work well for her on the new album, instead of trying to pass off those ghostwritten ballads as her own works of genius.