Beyoncé has launched her visual album Black Is King.
The challenge serves as a companion to tracks from the Lion King: The Gift, the tie-in soundtrack for final yr’s Lion King live-action remake.
The 38-year-old singer govt produced, wrote and directed the release which places “the voyages of Black families, throughout time” within the highlight and follows “a young king’s transcendent journey through betrayal, love and self-identity”.
“The events of 2020 have made the film’s vision and message even more relevant,” she beforehand wrote on Instagram.
“I believe that when Black people tell our own stories, we can shift the axis of the world and tell our REAL history of generational wealth and richness of soul that are not told in our history books.”
The LP options the likes of Childish Gambino, Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell, Beyonce’s husband Jay-Z and their eight-year-old daughter Blue Ivy Carter.
Others to characteristic additionally embody Wizkid, Shatta Wale, Burna Boy, Mr Eazi, Tiwa Savage, Tekno, Yemi Alade, Busiswa and Salatiel.
Model Naomi Campbell, Beyoncé’s mom Tina Knowles-Lawson, Academy Award-winner Lupita Nyong’o and her Destiny’s Child bandmate Kelly Rowland additionally characteristic within the movie.
The 85-minutes lengthy characteristic contains skits, music and choreography filmed in New York, Los Angeles, South Africa, West Africa, Belgium and London.
The star’s manufacturing agency, Parkwood Entertainment, described the album as “a celebratory memoir for the world on the black experience”.
In the lead as much as the release, Beyoncé shared the music video for the album’s observe Already, a collaboration with Ghanian artist Shatta Wale and Major Lazer.
It comes after Beyoncé dropped a shock track to have fun “Juneteenth”, releasing the observe Black Parade.
Black Is King is out now on Disney Plus.