Beyoncé Knowles released her aptly named fourth album “4” just a few days ago on June 27th. However, you may have been able to listen to it earlier than Beyoncé may have wanted, seeing as the album leaked two weeks earlier. I have listened to the entire album from start to finish a few times and it is really spectacular. Beyoncé has made this album her most personal and mature yet, revealing feelings and thoughts to her fans.
Spin’s Mikael Wood writes that “4” is an “often-gorgeous collection of ballads and mid-tempo cuts rich with echoes of late-’70s/early-’80s pop-soul.” The record is said to be Beyoncé’s strangest, but it certainly does not lack personality.
The majority of the album is slow-paced, but don’t worry all those “Single Ladies” lovers, the second part of the album really picks up.
What do you all think of Beyoncé’s new album?