Beyoncé may have given birth to her first child last month, but the singer is already planning two new projects to write and record in 2012. Ryan Tedder, OneRepublic frontman and co-writer of Beyoncé tunes such as “Halo” and “I Was Here,” says that he and other producers are cooking up raw material that the singer will have the option to complete in the studio. “All I can say is, you kind of feed her the best that you have and she’s this phenomenal filter and she takes it all in,” Tedder told the BoomBox at the Grammy Awards ceremony on Sunday.
“The conversations about her next album literally just started and there [are] two projects happening,” says Tedder. The songwriter did not divulge the nature of the projects, though he did mention that he is submitting songs about motherhood and that the singer is not planning to chase current trends in pop music. “She’s not interested in 2012, she’s interested in what’s [going to sound good for] 2013.”
It is likely that one of the two projects will be music for the soundtrack to Clint Eastwood’s forthcoming remake of A Star Is Born, which will feature the R&B star as the female lead.