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![wpaudio url="http://idolator.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/Beautiful-Monster.mp3" text="Ne-Yo - Beautiful Monster" dl="0"]
…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.