Queen Bey is queen for a reason. On July 31, she premiered her visual album, “Black Is King,” a celebration of Black excellence and culture, on Disney+.
The project’s summary states, “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.”
“Black Is King” contains videos for “My Power,” “Mood 4 Eva,” and “Brown Skin Girl.” The film is a story about the journey of a young king through betrayal, love and self-identity. He is guided toward his destiny by his ancestors, and with his father’s teachings and the love of his childhood sweetheart. He ultimately reclaims his home and throne.
“Black Is King” was written, directed and executive produced by 24-time Grammy® Award-winner Beyoncé. The production took over a year from beginning to finish, and debuted in time to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the release of Disney’s global phenomenon “The Lion King.”
Click here to view the trailer.
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