Ne-Yo Premieres New Single “Beautiful Monster”, Talks About His Album Concept

May 25th, 2010 // 5 Comments

For his upcoming album Libra Scale, Ne-Yo isn’t taking any chances with the lead single—he returned to Stargate, the production team that crafted his previous hits like “So Sick,” “Because Of You” and “Closer.” The dark dance-pop jam “Beautiful Monster” bubbles forth with squiggly synth noises as Ne-Yo sings about the girl who’s playing with his heart and his mind, while crooning the refrain “but I don’t mind.” Listen below!

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…and we don’t mind this new cut! This is Ne-Yo at his finest, and you can probably expect this to wind up another beautiful-monster-sized hit for him. The 30-year-old singer-songwriter talked about the single in a new MySpace video clip.

“The song embodies a portion of a story that the album is inspired by,” says Ne-Yo. “Beautiful Monster is in fact our love interest/archnemesis… It may not make a whole lot of sense to you this second, but once you see the videos and the forthcoming film, it’ll all meld together.”

Libra Scale is due out in September.


  1. Though I like Ne-Yo this song seems abit bland and seems desperate to fit in with the current electric/techno hyper pop sound going around these days.

    • Brandon, I’d argue that he was kind of ahead of the curve with the whole dance-pop thing by putting out “Closer” two years ago in summer ’08. Plus, “Because” of you (spring ’07) was pretty much the same vein.

      “Beautiful Monster” does have a bit more of an electro tinge, but with Ne-Yo I’d say it’s just more of a progression of a sound he’s been doing for the past three years or so.

  2. Pinchies

    This is really cheesy. If the melody was sick I could stand it, but it is monotonous and not good.

  3. This album seems bad, the songs are common and cheesy.

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