Friday, November 7, 2008

Beyonce Album Preview: I Am ... Sasha Fierce Shines Light On B's Alter Ego

In therapy, the goal would be to unite a fractured personality — but in music, putting your alter ego on display is all the rage. Beyonce is giving hers, Sasha Fierce, some serious attention.

I Am ... Sasha Fierce, due out November 18, is a two-disc set. Part one, I Am ..., showcases the singer's more personal material, her Beyonce side. The second part, Sasha Fierce, is intended to contain the more daring dance tracks.

"Half the record, I Am ..., is about who I am underneath all the makeup, underneath the lights and underneath all the exciting star drama. And Sasha Fierce is the fun, more sensual, more aggressive, more outspoken side and more glamorous side that comes out when I'm working and when I'm onstage. The double album allows me to take more risks and really step out of myself, or shall I say, step more into myself, and reveal a side of me that only people who know me see."

But Beyonce may have integrated these sides of herself far more than she realizes, for the I Am ... portion of her album is actually the more daring side, since it requires more bravery to step outside what she's known for — uptempo top-40 R&B — and try for a more timeless sound in a classic sense (perhaps the influence of playing Etta James in " Cadillac Records"?) And Sasha Fierce, fun though it might be, is mostly familiar-sounding dance tracks and doesn't stretch Beyonce as an artist the way I Am ... does.

I am a HUGE Beyonce fan and I have been waiting for her next album to come out and now its finally here! On Nov 18Th we will be able to hear more music from this talented artist! I have heard some of the leaked tracks and I think they are awesome!!! Right now everyone is jamming to " If I Were A Boy" And " Single Ladies". But once you hear " Diva ", its a wrap!! All the ladies will fall in love with it!! If you loved " Upgrade You", then this will def grab your attention!! I actually think its better than " Upgrade You". She also has a song called " Radio " that's nice too!! Oh, and also be on the look out for " Video Phone", that's a nice one too.

I'm very anxious to see how this album will do in sells. It is very different because she is giving you two sides of her, but at the same time is very creative and I believe its one of her best since the " Dangerously In Love Album"!! And you know how HUGE that album was and still is?


Anonymous said...

I've been hearing alot about this album?? Im very anxious myself to hear it, cuz like you said her 1st one is the best to me always will be!! I look forward to hearing it as well....

Diti said...

I liked a few tracks off this. but it wasnt a completely up tempo cd like everyone was making it out to be. Wasnt anything SUPER special in my opinion.

Anonymous said...

beyonce sucks