Black is King – Those deep remarks will haunt us until we will finally get the taste of masterpiece of Beyoncé.
Beyhives (official fandom of Beyoncé) were never been this so excited when Beyoncé announced that she is dropping her latest album out of the blue. The Superstar was so silent about the project and did not utter even a word that she’ll be releasing her new babies. A new visual album was written, directed and executive produced by Beyoncé is coming in our ears.
Amidst the pandemic, social injustices and protests erupted that demands justice for the black people who lost their lives in the hands of police acrossthe country, Beyoncé is outspoken and joined the movement. Recently, she dropped her latest single ‘Black Parade’ out of nowhere and obviously the song depicts the social injustices and political imbalances that are happening in the country. Beyoncé put her heart and sentiments in producing the track which received praises with her single which is considered now as the anthem of Black Lives Matter movement.
Beyoncé, who portrayed the voice of the character of Nala in 2019 animated remake of The Lion King, is finally releasing a visual album filled with tracks of empowerment, activism, love, patriotism and respect The album is named’ Black Is King’ for some controversial and justified reasons. As announced, ‘The Black is King’ album will premiere on Disney+ before the end of July.
As mentioned above ‘Black Is King’ will celebrate Black resilience, struggles, success and culture, and premiere globally on Disney+ on July 31, according to a press release made by team of Beyoncé. The album used the reference on the music of The Lion King: The Gift, the Beyoncé-produced soundtrack album for the Lion King animated remake released last year, in which she portrayed the voice of the Lion King character, Nala.
“The visual album from Beyoncé reimagines the lessons of The Lion King for today’s young kings and queens in search of their own crowns,” according to the statement from Disney and from Parkwood Entertainment, Beyoncé’s company,
The film was produced in just for a year and output was great due to the perseverance they have acquired to finish the film. Accordingly, the film will star the album’s featured artists as well as special appearances by unnamed notable artists of this generation. The website of Beyoncé’s released a minute-long teaser video .
According to the official press release of the team, the album will take us places and retold the journey of Black families for the past life and future, and will reveal the story of a young king’s journey who will experience betrayal, love and self-identity crisis that will surely formed him into a mighty king. The young king will be guided by his ancestors from above, father and childhood love, he earns the virtues needed to redeem his real title and power “home and throne.”
“These timeless lessons are revealed and reflected through Black voices of today, now sitting in their own power,” it reads. Black Is King “is an affirmation of a grand purpose, with lush visuals that celebrate Black resilience and culture. The film highlights the beauty of tradition and Black excellence.”
The announcement followed when Beyoncé’s caught us off-guard with, a single called “Black Parade” that she dropped on June 10. Beyoncé’s company has announced on her website that the profit of the song will go to the chosen marginalized families and will be benefited by Black-owned small businesses in need through her BeyGOOD initiative.