Beyonce was sick when she recorded XO

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 8 April 2014


Beyonce admits she was "sick" when she record 'XO' for her self-titled fifth album but decided to keep the vocals

Beyonce admits she was "sick" when she record 'XO' but decided to keep the vocals.

The 'Drunk In Love' singer wasn't feeling well when she stepped into the studio to record the song for her surprise self-titled fifth album in December but decided against re-recording the track.

She told Out Magazine: "When I recorded 'XO' I was sick with a bad sinus infection. I recorded it in a few minutes just as a demo and decided to keep the vocals.

"I lived with most of the songs for a year and never rerecorded the demo vocals. I really loved the imperfections, so I kept the original demos."

The 32-year-old star claims there were days she spent solely getting the "perfect mix of sounds for the snare alone" and wanted to make sure the music was the best it could be.

She added: "Discipline, patience, control, truth, risk, and effortlessness were all things I thought about while I was putting this album together."

Beyonce also insists she is "definitely conscious" of all the different types of people who listen to her music and she set out to make the "most personal, honest, and best album I could make."

She added: "I needed to free myself from the pressures and expectations of what I thought I should say or be, and just speak from the heart."

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