Bey’s 4 is in stores and she spreads her wings on the August/September issue of Complex. The issue doesn’t hit newsstands until August 9th, but below is an excerpt from the cover story speaking on the album.
“Figuring out a way to get R&B back on the radio is challenging,” she explains. “Everything sounds the same on the radio. With 4 I tried to mix R&B from the ’70s and the ’90s with rock ‘n’ roll and a lot of horns to create something new and exciting. I wanted musical changes, bridges, vibrata, live instrumentation, and classic songwriting.”