"The new record is a double album and has two covers, like a magazine would have two covers," Beyonce
revealed. "One of the covers is named I Am...
and the second cover is named Sasha Fierce
. That is my alter ego and now she has a last name. I have someone else that takes over when it's time for me to work and when I'm on stage, this alter ego that I've created that kind of protects me and who I really am. That's why half the record, I Am...
is about who I am underneath all the makeup, underneath the lights, and underneath all the exciting star drama. And Sasha Fierce
is the fun, more sensual, more aggressive, more outspoken side and more glamorous side that comes out when I'm working and when I'm on the stage. The double album allows me to take more risks and really step out of myself, or shall I say, step more into myself, and reveal a side of me that people only know me see."
The Deluxe Edition of I Am...Sasha Fierce features five bonus tracks that further explore the emotional depths of Beyonce and her alter ego.