May 26, 2010 08:28:18 GMT
'Beautiful Monster' represents 'a portion of a story that the music on the album is inspired by,' so Ne-Yo says.
Ne-Yo has a brand new material and he makes it public as the first offering of his upcoming fourth studio album "Libra Scale". Called "Beautiful Monster", the song is a dance track which comes from production hands of acclaimed music maker Stargate.
"The song embodies a portion of a story that the music on the album is inspired by," the 30-year-old R&B singer said in a video message when introducing the track. " 'Beautiful Monster' is in fact our love interest/arch-nemesis. Her name is Diamond Eye in the film."
About what he has to offer in "Libra Scale", Ne-Yo told MTV that he is doing "something a little different." He explained more, "Just be expecting that we're gonna bring back entertainment - that's what we're gonna do. Yes, I've decided to make it the lifetime of the gentleman." The album will follow up his 2008 effort "Year of the Gentleman" and is expected to be released later this year.
"Beautiful Monster" can be fully streamed on Ne-Yo's MySpace.