Beyonce Knowles: “I Recorded About 80 Songs” For New Album

Posted Monday December 30, 2013 12:18 PM GMT

Determined to put out an all-killer, no-filler record, Beyoncé Knowles had a vast array of options for her latest visual album.

In her interview with Rolling Stone, the “Bootylicious” singer explained that she whittled things down from 80 potential tracks, and only the best were chosen.

"When I started picking the songs that I gravitated towards – because I recorded about 80 songs – it was the songs that were more effortless for me that stuck around."

As for her song “Drunk in Love,” (featuring her hubby Jay Z) Bey noted, "I wanted to carry this idea of being in the moment and embracing mistakes and effortlessness into the videos. I wish every video was like 'Drunk.'"