Beyoncè Black Is King

Black appreciation and pride in the culture are prominent right now. However, this is nothing new for Beyoncè, who has remained self-confident in her allegiance to black people and black culture.  

Beyoncè and Disney inked a deal to produce a visual album Black Is King. The music used is inspired by her curated soundtrack The Lion King: The Gift. The film premieres around the first anniversary of The Lion King remake on July 31st via Disney+.

‘Black Is King’ Trailer

The trailer for the year-long produced project was revealed alongside Beyoncè’s acceptance of the 2020 BET Humanitarian Award. Bey has assembled a diverse cast and crew to deliver what’s expected to be another iconic moment for the vocalist. Similar to her unforgettable performance at Coachella in 2018 and her subsequent, critically acclaimed, concert film Homecoming on Netflix.

Bey’s fully involved from top to bottom, acting as the writer, producer, and director of this reimagination of the lessons in The Lion King. Her film is tailored to resonate with the spirit of the young Kings and Queens of today who struggle to find their crown in the struggle.

We follow a black family and a young King through a journey of betrayal, love, and self-discovery. Black excellence, pride, and resilience are said to be on full display throughout this visual and musical escapade. 

The experience is reported to be a variety of music videos making up one abundant body of work.

Music from Beyoncè’s curated soundtrack The Lion King: The Gift, which had a heavy Afrobeat influence may bring us a few new songs. Beyoncè worked with artists and music producers from Africa for a truly authentic sound. Featured artists and guests are in the film from songs like “Mood 4 Eva,” “Brown Skin Girl,” and “My Power.”