Beyoncé drops new visual album Black Is King

DisneyMore

The enthralling aesthetics of the production apply to everything from the beautifully lush landscapes to the colorful and detailed costuming, and there are multiple shots of Akinmurele in which he looks every bit the young king Beyoncé sings about in her latest visual album.

As expected, Queen Bey commands the screen as she gives fans her own version of Simba's story.

Beyonce continues to dig deep into her roots and share her discovery with the world.

In the absence of much dialogue, it's the visuals that do much of the talking in "Black Is King".

Who say Beyonce no sabi leg work? "My hope for this film is that it shifts the global perception of the word "black, ' which has always meant inspiration and love and strength and beauty to me", she told GMA".

Black Is King also highlights music's royal family: The Carters.

The Lion King's release and the companion album The Lion King: The Gift released past year are closely connected to Black is King, in its somewhat story and also in its themes.

Available to stream now, the rich and vibrant "visual album" written, directed and executive produced by Beyoncé is "a celebratory memoir for the world on the black experience" and "reimagines the the lessons of the Lion King", according to Disney. "But 'black is king" means black is regal and rich in history, in goal and in language.

This comes as the Black Lives Matter movement has been thrust back into the limelight following the protests over the death of George Floyd.

Black pride is the centre of the film.

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

Black is King will star some of the album's featured artists as well as some special guest appearances.

While not all of the songs are known at present, there will be videos for songs such as My Power, Mood 4 Eva and Brown Skin Girl.

Related:

Comments


Other news