Somewhere in a studio a full-length, super secret vintage Beyoncé album sits, unheard by the world—or so The-Dream revealed. The producer, who worked with Queen Bey on 2011’s 4, wrote on the Genius.com track notes for “End of Time” that right before they recorded that album, they did a full separate set of songs inspired by legendary Afrobeat artist Fela Kuti.
“We did a whole different sounding thing, about twenty songs,” he wrote. “She said she wanted to do something that sounds like Fela. That’s why there’s so much of that sound in the ‘End of Time.'”
Multiple albums are common practice in the industry, The-Dream noted. But Beyoncé, prolific artist that she is, naturally exceeds that standard. “We’re talking about B, somebody who sings all day long and somebody who writes all day long. There’s probably a hundred records just sitting around.” Wonder if she’ll hit us with a surprise release just for the fun of it?by