Mid the circulating rumors that her new album will not be finished in time, Beyonce Knowles releases a statement on her official site, giving fans an update to her album's progress. The R'n'B singer said that over 70 songs have been recorded in the past twelve months and that it will be her most raw album that she ever worked on.
"My music will explain it all," Beyonce begins her message. "I have worked on this album for close to one year. I have taken the time so I can create my sound. Something that says who I am at this stage in my life. I have poured my heart and soul into it. It is my baby. It is the most time I have spent on any project since my first records as a member of Destiny's Child when I was 15 years old."
On what will be different on this set, she reveals what kind of sound fans can expect. "I have recorded over 70 songs and have created a sound that reveals all of me. I am in a different place right now, and I wanted people to see the many sides of me. The music is upbeat for the dance, fun side, and it is reflective, passionate and serious for the personal side. I have taken risks here. I am not afraid. ... There is no label or tag on my sound. It's me, and I am so excited to share it with the world."
Despite the delay rumors, the album is still scheduled for a November 18 release. Two singles "If I Were a Boy" and "Single Ladies" will be released in advance on Tuesday, October 7. She is also expected to perform one of them at the upcoming MTV European Music Awards, held on November 6.