Beyoncé's new album, which is really a film, releases on Disney Plus on July 31st. Watch the trailer for Black Is King...
This visual album from Beyoncé reimagines the lessons of The Lion King for today’s young kings and queens in search of their own crowns.
The voyages of Black families, throughout time, are honoured in a tale about a young king’s transcendent journey through betrayal, love and self-identity. His ancestors help guide him toward his destiny, and with his father’s teachings and guidance from his childhood love, he earns the virtues needed to reclaim his home and throne.
These timeless lessons are revealed and reflected through Black voices of today, now sitting in their own power. 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.
Based on The Lion King: The Gift, the soundtrack for the classic Disney movie’s photorealistic remake that debuted last year, and starring the album's featured artists and some special guest appearances, Black Is King is a celebratory memoir for the world on the Black experience. Videos for My Power, Mood 4 Eva, and Brown Skin Girl are extravagances of elegance and soul. The film is a story for the ages that informs and rebuilds the present. A reunion of cultures and shared generational beliefs. A story of how the people left most broken have an extraordinary gift and a purposeful future.
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Watch Black is King on Disney+ from July 31st