In a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, The Dream dishes on Beyoncé’s upcoming 5th album and gives insight into Bey’s critically acclaimed 4 album.
On Beyoncé’s 5th album:
Her sound is growing with how she’s growing, not because she’s a mother though. She’s just musically growing into a place — it’s the same place we were in with 4.
On comparing 4 to Rihanna’s Rated R:
I think 4 was one of those, what I call, ‘the corner’ albums — same album that Rihanna did when she did Rated R. There are albums that you turn a corner on that aren’t always taken for the glitz and glamour of things, because it’s not as commercial. But they’re corner albums, and they have to be there. She had to turn that corner with 4 in order to get to where we’re trying to go right now.
On Beyoncé’s ‘crazy’ work ethic:
It hasn’t changed. No, she’s crazy!” he said, laughing, adding of the mother of 1-year-old Blue Ivy Carter: “She goes home on time now, but that doesn’t stop her from coming in even earlier, which is what makes us get up!
I don’t know about you, but I’m tired of hearing about the album with no news of a new single. Beyoncé, we’re waiting!