Beyoncé reveals message behind her new album in special featurette
Following on from the surprise release of her self-titled visual album last week, Beyoncé has offered insight into her new record through the launch of ‘Self-Titled Part 2. Imperfection’ – a featurette she uploaded to YouTube overnight.
In the four and a half minute-long clip, the superstar shares the message behind her album and encourages her fans to find the beauty in their imperfections and to accept that we will all fail at one thing or another at some stage in our lives.
"I feel like something about the aggression of 'Bow Down' and the attitude of 'Flawless'—the reality is, sometimes you lose. And you're never too good to lose, you're never too big to lose, you're never too smart to lose, it happens. And it happens when it needs to happen. And you have to embrace those things," Queen B says in the video.
"My message behind this album was finding the beauty in imperfection. I had this image of a trophy and me accepting these awards, and kinda training myself to be this champion and at the end of the day when you go through all of these things, is it worth it?
"You get this trophy, and you're like, 'I basically starved. I have neglected all of the people I love, I conformed to what everybody else thinks I should be. And I have this trophy. What does that mean?' The trophy represents all of the sacrifices that I made as a kid. All of the time that I lost being on the road and in the studios as a child and I just wanna blow that shit up."
But while the ‘Love on Top’ singer may have rooms full of trophies and awards, she added it’s the special moments in life spent with her daughter, her husband and her fans that have proved to be the most rewarding.
"I have a lot of awards and I have a lot of these things that are amazing and I worked my ass off. I worked harder than probably anyone I know to get those things. But nothing feels like my child saying, 'Mummy!' Nothing feels like when I look my husband in the eyes,” she explained.
"Nothing feels like I'm respected, when I get on the stage and see I'm changing people's lives. Those are the things that matter, and at this point in my life, that's what I'm striving for. Growth. Love. Happiness. Fun. Enjoy your life, it's short. That's the message."