It's safe to say Beyonce is one of the most successful popstars of the new millennium — so when she announces a huge new project, it's no surprise the internet goes into a flutter. Queen Bey has dropped the trailer for Black Is King ahead of its release next week, and the hype is already building. Black Is King is a visual album created to "celebrate the breadth and beauty of Black ancestry" , according to a lengthy Instagram post ahead of its imminent release. Beyonce explains in her post that it was originally created as a companion piece to The Lion King: The Gift album , which she curated. The Lion King: The Gift complemented the remake of The Lion King, in which she voiced the character of Nala, and her own song Spirit was also featured on the movie's soundtrack. The official trailer has already racked up more than 1. A visual album is usually defined by a film or a series of film clips to accompany a body of musical work.
The track includes powerful lyrics about black history, police brutality and the George Floyd protests. The lyrics go on to reference the Covid pandemic " Fly on the runway in my hazmat " , police brutality " Rubber bullets bouncing off me" and Tamika Mallory, a prominent activist in the Women's March and Black Lives Matter movements. Warning: The following song contains explicit language. The track appeared on streaming services shortly after the star launched Black Parade Route , an online directory of black-owned businesses selling everything from fashion and beauty products to home furnishings and coffee. Black excellence is a form of protest. Black joy is your right," wrote the singer on a tagline on her website.
Subscriber Account active since. Plenty of artists use music videos to simply generate buzz or rack up streaming numbers. But on rarer occasions, a music video can revitalize a fledgling single , introduce a new aesthetic era, or act as a vehicle for deeper self-expression. When a song is paired with the right kind of spectacle, it has far greater potential to be absorbed into pop culture mythology.
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