Beyoncé Announces New Visual Album ‘Black Is King’

Beyoncé has announced a new visual album called Black Is King, which will premiere on Disney+ July 31st.

The film, directed by the singer herself, is based on her 2019 LP The Gift, and will celebrate the one year anniversary of The Lion King live-action remake.

“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,” Disney said of Black Is King. “The film was in production for one year with a cast and crew that represent diversity and connectivity.”

Written, directed, and produced by Beyoncé, the album will feature videos for The Gift tracks like “My Power,” “Mood 4 Eva,” and “Brown Skin Girl,” as well as appearances by that album’s guest artists and some “special guests.”

Watch a trailer for the upcoming release below.

Recently, Beyoncé shared an a capella version of her Juneteenth track “Black Parade.” She also launched a new initiative to support Black-owned businesses.

Ashley Perez Hollingsworth

Ashley Perez is a freelance music journalist based in Chicago. Her work has appeared on AXS, The Crypt 1331, Chicago Innerview, New City, The Millions, and Reality-Comics. She also runs her own music blog at Radio Not Found. Some of her favorite bands include Nirvana, The Cure, Muse, Marilyn Manson, and Green Day.

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