In a recent interview with The Sun, Diplo hinted that the wait for Beyonce Knowles' new album was far from over. At that time, Diplo said that he did two songs for Beyonce's new album and added that she might have "scrapped the record."
"The record was supposed to be done and they have been hitting me up for brand new ideas," Diplo said. The producer, who collaborated with Beyonce on her 2011 single "Run The World (Girls)", continued, "I like to work from scratch, [but] sometimes I get called in to fix songs."
However, Beyonce's fans can continue to hope the album will be dropped soon as Diplo has said that the sad news is a big misunderstanding. On Friday, July 12, Diplo took to Twitter to clarify that the word "record" in the interview referred to a song he did with Beyonce, not the whole album.
He wrote, "When I say 'record' I'm talking about one song smdh.. Music journalism sucks."
Diplo is not the only collaborator who has spoken out about Beyonce's new album. Earlier this year, Ne-Yo said, "I'm still putting stuff together for Beyonce's album. They're still trying to figure out what they want that to be, which I'm not mad at. Beyonce's the kind of artist where you're not gonna see it till it's right. And her fans -they love her so they'll be patient."
Beyonce has worked with writers and producers like Ryan Tedder, The-Dream, Greg Kurstin and Sia Furler for her upcoming fifth album. While neither a title, release date nor official first single has been announced, Beyonce has teased fans with some of her new songs.
Snippets for "Grown Woman" and "Standing on the Sun" were teased in ads for Pepsi and H&M, respectively. Meanwhile, a song called "Rise Up" recently appeared as the soundtrack for animated movie "Epic".