Beyonce's Visual Ode, 'Black Is King,' Arrives

Carla Harmon
August 1, 2020

Black Is King is an nearly 90-minute visual album from Beyonce, released on Disney+.

At the end of the film, Beyonce says that it is, "Dedicated to my son, Sir Carter". According to Beyoncé's production company, Parkwood Entertainment, "Black Is King" has been in production for the last 12 months, and is "a celebratory memoir for the world on the black experience".

Heading into Friday, the award-winning superstar dropped a new visual off her The Lion King: The Gift project.

It may have been almost impossible to top the cinematography of "Lemonade" (2016) and "Homecoming" (2018), but the singer has matched - if not surpassed - them with "Black Is King". Thematically, female empowerment, motherhood, the signifiers of fashion, the power of voice, and husband Jay-Z and the couple's two children all make striking appearances too in this latest pastiche from the most nominated woman in Grammy history. "The film is a story for the ages that informs and rebuilds the present".

Coinciding with the new music video, the deluxe version of "The Lion King: The Gift" was also released on streaming services at the same time on Thursday night. In addition to several high-profile guests like Pharell and Lupita Nyong'o, the album also features Beyonce's family.

The 85-minutes long feature includes skits, music and choreography filmed in New York, Los Angeles, South Africa, West Africa, Belgium and London. The 8-year-old sang the introduction to 'Brown Skin Girl, ' which had viewers excited to see more.

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