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Three words: BEYONCÉ IS COMING 🐝
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If you haven’t already figured it out, ‘Black Is King’ is Beyoncé’s latest passion project. Furthermore, it was produced, written, and co-directed by the leader of the hive herself. The visual album is set to premiere tomorrow at the top of the day, so you’ll have to stay up late if you want to catch it when it drops. The production was created in conjunction with Beyoncé’s soundtrack The Lion King: The Gift for Disney’s live-action film The Lion King, which she played the of voice of Nala. The film premieres just a year after The Lion King premiered in theaters and is undoubtedly the most anticipated album of the summer.
The 85-minute film highlights the magic of black excellence and the beauty of recovering traditions that have been lost through time. The movie is set to share a story of a young King’s journey through skits, fashion, art, and music after he was cast out of his kingdom by his family. His voyage sends him through the trials of betrayal, love, and self-identity. We can expect to see special appearances from world-renowned stars African descent like Lupita Nyong’o, Kelly Rowland, Pharrell Williams, Tina Knowles-Lawson, and Naomi Campbell just to name a few.
Disney has said the visual album will feature songs like “Mood 4 Eva”, “My Power”, and “Brown Skin Girl.” The lessons of the film are meant to rebuild a union of cultures and shared generational beliefs. A story of how the people left most broken have an extraordinary gift and a purposeful future.
‘Black Is King’ is set to release at midnight PDT and 3 am for EST July 31st.
Disney+ is currently not available throughout Africa and the Middle East, the visual album will air on TV in a number of countries in the region. Canal+ Afrique and M-Net will be airing the film on Saturday, August 1, while OSN will air Black is King in the Middle East and North Africa.