Beyonce Talks Surprise Self-Titled Album: "I Recorded About 80 Songs for It"

By Brandi Fowler
|  Monday, Dec 30, 2013  |  Updated 11:27 AM EDT
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Beyonce performs onstage on her Mrs. Carter World Tour, on Friday, December 20, 2013 at the TD Garden in Boston, Mass.

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Beyonce is revealing more details about her surprise self-titled album, particularly the whopping number of songs she recorded for it.

"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 that I still love that I loved a year ago when I recorded them," she said on the third informational video for her album called, "Part 3 Run 'N Gun."

She went on to talk about how she recorded "Drunk in Love" and had a party with her hubby Jay Z when they recorded the song together with producers Timbaland and Details, drinking a little D'Usse while they were at it.

"I kind of freestyled the verse, and Jay went in and he started flowing out his verse...we just kinda had a party," the songstress said. "It was so great, because it wasn't about any ego, we weren't trying to make a hit record...we were just having fun...and I think you can hear that in the record."

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Beyonce went on to give fans an inside look at their video shoot for "Drunk in Love" calling it the "most organic shoot I've ever done."

"I wanted to carry this idea of being in the moment and embracing mistakes and effortlessness into the videos," she went on with a giggle. "I wish every video was like 'Drunk.'"

The Grammy-winner said she tried to "rebel against perfection" when making all of the videos for the album, saying "we've been deciding what we're going to do as we're there, and it's something about that freedom that's different for me, because I usually plan things...it's fun because you never know what's going to happen.

Beyonce and Jay Z are still celebrating the success of her latest hit album (and his tour).

The duo was spotted partying in Atlanta after Hov's "Magna Carter" concert at Reign Friday night, dancing to their song "Drunk in Love" at a private table.

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