Beyonce has revealed that the name of her new full-length double album, due Nov. 18, is “I Am…Sasha Fierce.”
“The new record is a double album and has two covers, like a magazine would have two covers,” Beyonce said of the Music World Music/Columbia Records release. “One of the covers is named ‘I Am…’ and the second cover is named ‘Sasha Fierce.’ That is my alter ego and now she has a last name.”
In past interviews, Beyonce has mentioned “Sasha” as the part of her personality that comes forth when she is performing on stage.
“I have someone else that takes over when it’s time for me to work and when I’m on stage, this alter ego that I’ve created that kind of protects me and who I really am,” the singer said in a statement released Wednesday. “That’s why half the record, I Am…, is about who I am underneath all the makeup, underneath the lights, and underneath all the exciting star drama. And Sasha Fierce is the fun, more sensual, more aggressive, more outspoken side and more glamorous side that comes out when I’m working and when I’m on the stage.
“The double album allows me to take more risks and really step out of myself, or shall I say, step more into myself, and reveal a side of me that people only know me see.”
Songs on the “I Am…” side include “If I Were A Boy,” “Halo,” “Disappear,” “Broken Hearted Girl,” “Ave Maria,” and “Satellites.” The “Sasha Fierce” half includes “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It),” “Radio,” “Diva,” “Sweet Dreams,” and “Video Phone.”