What Do Fans Thinks About Beyoncé’s ‘Black is King’?

Fans were beyond ecstatic when they heard that Queen Bey’s visual album Black Is King would make its big debut on Disney+ in 2020, and it was no surprise that the eventual release broke the internet. Upon the release, Beyoncé stated that while it was initially supposed to be accompanying her track in Lion King, she didn’t imagine that it would serve such a great purpose.

Whether you’re a Beyoncé fan or not, the album’s gotten so much hype that you’re probably going to get a major sense of FOMO if you don’t check it out for yourself. Here’s all you need to know about it:

A celebration of black culture

As suggested by the title, the album celebrates black people and their culture—where they came from, where they are right now, and where they’re going. Beyoncé and her slew of African collaborators like Mr Eazi, Yemi Alade, and Tekno, along with USA-based artists like Childish Gambino, Jay-Z, and Pharrell, have successfully come together from both sides of the Atlantic to create a beautiful tribute to their ancestors.

The music itself ranges from gospel and rap to a beautiful lullaby sung by Beyoncé whose character provides listeners with context for the earlier reference to Moses in the opening of the film.

Stunning visuals

The gorgeous imagery permeates every single frame of the film with the help of an excellent crew of cinematographers, bringing different looks to each of the set pieces yet making them look perfectly cohesive.

From a desert to a winding river, to cruising through a neighborhood in a car, to going to outer space, each setting leaves viewers in awe. We can also see familiar faces such as Beyoncé’s mother, Kelly Rowland, Naomi Campbell, and her own daughter.

The Circle of Life

Snippets of dialogue from “Lion King” take their place as bridges between the songs and provide a sense of structure to the narration, which loosely follows Simba’s story as he finds his place in the infamous Circle of Life. However, the true joy of this album lies in its images.


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