American singer and GRAMMY Awards winner, Beyonce has announced a new visual album tagged ‘Black Is King’.
‘Black Is King’ is a film project which was written, directed, and executive produced by Beyoncé. The project is set to premiere on Disney+ on July 31.
The ‘Black Is King’ film said to be based on the music of “The Lion King: The Gift,” released last year, and stars the album’s featured artists and some special guest appearances.
According to Disney’s press statement, “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 film was in production for one year with a cast and crew that represent diversity and connectivity.”
“The voyages of Black families, throughout time, are honored 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.”
The Beyoncé-produced album featured Childish Gambino, Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell, 070 Shake, Tierra Whack, Jay-Z, Blue Ivy Carter and Jessie Reyez, as well as African artists including Wizkid, Shatta Wale, Burna Boy, Mr Eazi, Tiwa Savage, Tekno, Yemi Alade, Busiswa and Salatiel.
Stay tune for more and anticipate for the visuals on the 31st of July.
See Trailer below: