Beyonce will release videos for her two new singles “If I Were a Boy” and “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)” via MTV, BET, VH1 and Fuse on Monday (Oct. 13). The two songs were released to radio this week and are the first from her forthcoming, as-yet-untitled album, due Nov. 18 via Music World/Columbia.
“It’s kind of like ‘Freaky Friday’,” Beyonce tells Billboard of the concept behind the “If I Were a Boy” clip, where she plays a police officer. “In the beginning of the video, my husband makes me breakfast and he’s excited about it, and I kind of don’t have time to eat. As a police officer, I have a male partner and the video goes through our days. My husband’s at work and has attractive girls flirting with him but he declines their advances. I have a guy flirting with me, and I flirt back.”
Beyonce says the clip will depict common things that men do to hurt their significant others, like not answering their phone.
“It’s about all of the little things that mean so much in a relationship,” says Beyonce. “At the end of the clip, you realize that I was acting out his life, and it all starts over again. He was a cop and everything that happened was really him doing the same thing to me.”
Both videos were directed by Jake Nava, who previously helmed Beyonce’s “Baby Boy” featuring Sean Paul.