The song, “Blue (Featuring Blue Ivy),” is one of the tracks on her new self-titled album that was released online overnight on Thursday (Dec. 13).
Beyonce seems melancholy as she realizes her baby is growing up. Blue turns two on Jan. 7. “It could last forever; Come on baby won’t you hold on to me, hold on to me,” she sings.
The video was reportedly shot in Rio de Janeiro, and the Brazil’s tropical surroundings provide a lush backdrop for the video. Local children living in Rio’s sprawling barrios are featured, playing a dancing in the streets and on the beach.
Beyonce chose to release her surprise fifth studio album without any previous promotion “I didn’t want to release my music the way I’ve done it. I am bored with that,’ she said in a statement.
“I feel like I am able to speak directly to my fans. There’s so much that gets between the music, the artist and the fans. I felt like I didn’t want anybody to give the message when my record is coming out. I just want this to come out when it’s ready and from me to my fans.”
Beyonce also said she wanted the album to be visual.
“It’s more than just what I hear. When I’m connected to something, I immediately see a visual or a series of images that are tied to a feeling or an emotion, a memory from my childhood, thoughts about life, my dreams or my fantasies. And they’re all connected to the music.”
The singer’s 14 new songs and 17 videos are now available on iTunes. Wow, take that Kanye.
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