Two Sides Of The Coin
Beyonce's third solo album, "I Am ... Sasha Fierce," reveals an alter-ego persona which the artist says allows her to "take more risks." The double-disc set is due this week via Music World/Columbia.Beyonce's third solo album, "I Am ... Sasha Fierce," reveals an alter-ego persona which the artist says allows her to "take more risks." The double-disc set is due this week via Music World/Columbia.
"Beyonce was adamant -- and she has complete creative control -- about dividing her songs," her father, Music World CEO Mathew Knowles, says. "She felt she couldn't mix the songs together. She's in a much different space now than she was one year ago. She's married and in a really good place and this album reflects that."
The first CD, "I Am..." is filled with mainstream-aimed tracks from pop songwriters like Amanda Ghost (James Blunt's "You're Beautiful") and E. Kidd Bogart (Rihanna's "S.O.S."). The second offers Beyonce's tried-and-true R&B with a fresh electronic tinge, crafted by producers like Bangladesh (Lil' Wayne's "A Milli"), Jim Jonsin (T.I.'s "Whatever You Like") and Tricky Stewart (Rihanna's "Umbrella").
Beyonce says the double album will "reveal a side of me that people only who know me see." "I Am ... Sasha Fierce" is executive produced by Beyonce the singer co-wrote each song except "If I Were a Boy," which was penned by Toby Gad and BC Jean. A deluxe edition also due this week includes five additional songs.