Beyonce’s ‘Black is King’ premiered globally on Disney+ on Friday, July 31. The visual album was written, directed and executive produced by the singer and premiered a year after the release of The Lion King remake, where Beyonce voiced Nala.
Beyonce’s ‘Black is King’ is based on her soundtrack in the animated film The Lion King: The gift which featured many artists like Childish Gambino, Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell, Jay-Z and Blue Ivy Carter, many of whom will appear in the album as well.
The Grammy Award-winning artist released a first look one minute trailer of it on her website and released another trailer on July 19 that featured artists like Naomi Campbell, Lupita Nyong’o, JAY-Z, Kelly Rowland, Pharrell Williams, Tina Knowles Lawson and more.
Beyonce’s ‘Black is King’, as revealed by the artist on Instagram and in the latest trailer, also features her daughter, Ivy’s song that won her, her first BET Award “Brown Skin Girl”
“The film reimagines the lessons from the 2019 blockbuster for today’s young kings and queens in search of their own crowns,” said Disney on Sunday.
Beyonce’s”‘Black Is King’ is an affirmation of a grand purpose, with lush visuals that celebrate Black resilience and culture.” and was in production for over a year. It promises to depict “The voyages of Black families, throughout time” and “a tale about a young king’s transcendent journey through betrayal, love and self-identity”
Her album highlights “the beauty of tradition and Black excellence”
And as expected after the much awaited release of the album Beyonce’s fanbase took over twitter reacting to the songs, the looks and messages it hopes to pass along with #BlackIsKing.
Artist Shatta Wale thanked Beyonce saying “Thank you My Queen for believing in my talent and giving me a platform to share my good message to the world …God will forever bless you” while a fan added and praised the singer tweeting “If you don’t like Beyoncé .. well good luck Charlie”
“Beyonce is serving so many looks I can’t even pick a favourite” Another fan added praising her looks in the album
On the project, Beyonce – who is not unfamiliar with working in this category after her 2019 film ‘Homecoming’ and massively acclaimed ‘Lemonade’ in 2016- collaborated with music director Jake Nava, filmmaker Blitz Bazawule and several others.