Beyonce says that being a mother plays a substantial role in her music.  Speaking to Vogue, Beyonce shared her thoughts on her new music, which was recorded last summer.  Beyonce says the new music is, "more sensual."  She goes on to say how powerful she feels as a mother:

“Right now, after giving birth, I really understand the power of my body.  I just feel my body means something completely different. I feel a lot more confident about it. Even being heavier, thinner, whatever. I feel a lot more like a woman. More feminine, more sensual. And no shame.” 

She also joked about doing a country or jazz album in the future.

It is unknown when the new album will be released.  But, expect to hear contributions from Justin Timberlake, The-Dream, and Timbaland.