Beyhive get ready, Beyoncé will soon be dropping new music.
Speaking to Harper's Bazaar in the cover story of the September Icon issue, Beyoncé confirmed that music is coming.
"With all the isolation and injustice over the past year, I think we are all ready to escape, travel, love, and laugh again. I feel a renaissance emerging, and I want to be part of nurturing that escape in any way possible. I’ve been in the studio for a year and a half," she told the magazine.
"Sometimes it takes a year for me to personally search through thousands of sounds to find just the right kick or snare. One chorus can have up to 200 stacked harmonies. Still, there’s nothing like the amount of love, passion, and healing that I feel in the recording studio. After 31 years, it feels just as exciting as it did when I was nine years old. Yes, the music is coming!"
Beyoncé's last full-length solo studio album was 2016's Lemonade but she has kept busy over the last few years, recording her 2018 album, Everything Is Love with her husband, Jay-Z, the 2019 movie soundtrack The Lion King: The Gift, and Homecoming: The Live Album, which accompanied the release of her Netflix concert film documenting her 2018 Coachella set.
Beyoncé is featured in the magazine as she prepares to celebrate her 40th birthday.
Asked what the next decade will bring for her, she said her wish is for her 40s to be fun and full of freedom.
She said: "I want to feel the same freedom I feel on stage every day of my life. I want to explore aspects of myself I haven’t had time to discover and to enjoy my husband and my children. I want to travel without working. I want this next decade to be about celebration, joy, and giving and receiving love. I want to give all the love I have to the people who love me back."