Beyoncé fans go nuts over the many facets of 'Black Is King'

Brenda Watkins
August 1, 2020

American singer, Beyonce don release her new visual album, Black is King ontop Disney+.

Heading into Friday, the award-winning superstar dropped a new visual off her The Lion King: The Gift project. Check them out while you play the music video for "Already" over and over and over (no judgments). The enthralling aesthetics of the production apply to everything from the beautifully lush landscapes to the colorful and detailed costuming, and there are multiple shots of Akinmurele in which he looks every bit the young king Beyoncé sings about in her latest visual album. The song arrived on Juneteenth (June 19) and is now included on a deluxe edition of The Lion King: The Gift, streaming from today.

The visual album is Written, directed and executive produced by Beyonce, Black Is King premiered worldwide via Disney+ about a year after the theatrical release of the Lion King remake, which Beyonce voiced Nala in.

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Yet Beyoncé made sure to go beyond just representing dark-skinned Black women; she depicted dark-skinned Asian women too. It's a celebration of African culture, from the clothes to the hair to the choreography.

Simultaneously one of music's most private but most-watched stars, the 38-year-old uses her massive social media platform to curate her image and promote her work imbued with broad social commentary on topics including gender and race.

Whether you're a member of the BeyHive or a fan of the Disney's live action film The Lion King, you won't want to miss Black is King this summer on Disney Plus.

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