First of all, I’m sure we’ve all heard the new Beyonce single by now but it is GOOD and it makes me want to dance. It really just feels like summer to me. Second: This cover is also all-caps GOOD and so incredibly eye-catching. British Vogue continues to blow American Vogue out of the water; don’t you think Anna Wintour wakes up at night and just stares at the ceiling and despairs for one tiny moment?

The profile was penned by Vogue’s EIC, Edward Enninful, and it’s kind of amazing because Beyonce provided basically no quotes, as is her long-standing habit at this point. (And good for her — if you can be a global superstar without ever having to speak to another person, do it.) Enninful recounts the process of shooting the cover (and the interior editorial, which you should click through and see; it’s quite good) and of having dinner with Beyonce (she served ribs), and talks about how good her new album is, and that’s all we get. Honestly, as much as I love Celeb Mess, there is something so relaxing about a celebrity who doesn’t give you anything personal. I kind of miss knowing less about people in general.

See the full feature in the July issue of British Vogue available via digital download and on newsstands from Tuesday 21st June.

[Photographer: Rafael Pavarotti]