Beyonce Explains Her Songwriting Process Fresh From Photoshoot In The Bahamas

11 January 2013, 11:39 | Updated: 11 January 2013, 12:08

The 'Countdown' star is gearing up to announce her brand new solo album in the coming weeks.

Beyonce has explained the process of how she writes her music, fresh from taking part in a brand new photoshoot out in the Bahamas this week.

The 'Love On Top' singer says she now starts out with a "title or concept" for a song, before fleshing out the lyrics and melodies, and she is currently preparing to announce details of her fifth studio album.

Beyonce has also been pictured out in the Bahamas this week where she filmed a brand new photoshoot, rumoured to be for publicity in support of her as yet unannounced record, while wearing a pair of high waisted bikini shorts and a blue and green corset top.

Check out a picture of Beyonce on a brand new photoshoot out in the Bahamas below (Credit: Splash):

"I used to start with lyrics and then I'd find tracks, often it was something I had in my head, and it just so happened to go with the melody," Beyonce reveals in the new issue of GQ, when asked how she comes up with hits like 'Halo' or 'Crazy In Love'.

"Now I write with other writers," the star explained. "It starts with the title or the concept of what I'm trying to say, and then I'll go into the booth and sing my idea. Then we work together to layer on." 

The 'Countdown' singer also named Prince as one of her biggest musical influences, confirming her fifth album will pay homage to several different periods in R&B.

"Mostly R&B. I always have my Prince and rock/soul influences," she explained. "There's a bit of D'Angelo, some 60s doo-wop. And Aretha and Diana Ross."

It has also been confirmed that the likes of Justin Timberlake and Pharrell Williams will both feature in some way on Beyonce's new album.

Destiny's Child announced the release yesterday (10th January) of a new compilation called 'Love Songs' which is out on 29th January and features a brand new song from the trio.