Photographed by Campbell Addy, the music icon and Texas native appears in various western-inspired pieces, including a Stetson cowboy hat and fringed gloves in the main cover shot, as well as Ivy Park x Adidas chaps and an oversized Ivy Park belt buckle in others.
Beyoncé revealed that after spending the last year and a half in quarantine she’s learned how to go “from overindulgences to creating positive rituals drawing from past generations and putting my own spin on things.”
She explained, “I discovered CBD on my last tour, and I’ve experienced its benefits for soreness and inflammation. It helped with my restless nights and the agitation that comes from not being able to fall asleep. I found healing properties in honey that benefit me and my children.”
And now, because of those enormously positive experiences she and her children—Blue, Rumi, and Sir—have had with both those ingredients, she announced, “I’m building a hemp and a honey farm. I’ve even got hives on my roof! And I’m so happy that my daughters will have the example of those rituals from me.”
She added, “One of my most satisfying moments as a mom is when I found Blue one day soaking in the bath with her eyes closed, using blends I created and taking time for herself to decompress and be at peace.”
The Grammy winner also teased that her fans might get the opportunity to have their own soak in one of her custom honey bath blends in the very near future, saying, “I have so much to share…and there’s more to come soon!”
She’s also working on new music that sounds like it might offer some commentary on the difficult 2020 and 2021.
“With all the isolation and injustice over the past year, I think we are all ready to escape, travel, love, and laugh again,” she responded when asked when new music would be arriving.
“I feel a renaissance emerging, and I want to be part of nurturing that escape in any way possible. I’ve been in the studio for a year and a half. Sometimes it takes a year for me to personally search through thousands of sounds to find just the right kick or snare. One chorus can have up to 200 stacked harmonies. Still, there’s nothing like the amount of love, passion, and healing that I feel in the recording studio.”
“Yes, the music is coming!”