James Devaney

There's been a Beyonce fervor building these last few months—she's doing an HBO documentary and showing off her baby bump in its first teaser; she's got an Instagram; she's claiming the Super Bowl halftime show on February 3, 2013. Time for some freakin' music, right?

Plan on it soon, says The-Dream, who co-wrote five jams on Beyonce's spectacular 4 and is now "involved in every part of the process" for her fifth album. Asked if Bey will unveil anything prior to the Super Bowl, The-Dream tells Billboard, "Definitely. She's got her stuff going. She took the summer to start recording, and now she's in a place where she's ready to start gearing up to reveal her plan. She's already gearing up to get ready to put stuff out. … I'm sure there will probably be a couple records you hear before the Super Bowl gets here."

Color us psyched!