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. Aside from the obvious of there being something to look at rather than just music to hear, a lot of the criteria can be fairly subjective. A perfect example though is Beyonce's own production of Lemonade , dubbed by Vox as " one of the best movies of the s ".
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.
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Blue Ivy Carter, Beyonce's eight-year-old daughter, also features on the track, from the new visual album Black Is King. The star's eight-year-old daughter Blue Ivy Carter also features on the track, from her recently released visual album Black Is King. In a statement released to Good Morning America, Beyonce said it was important to her to represent "all different shades of brown" in the six-minute film. Campbell , Nyong'o and Rowland - who recently opened up about the difficulties of being compared to her superstar former bandmate - are name-checked in the lyrics, and the song also features WizKid and Saint Jhn. After numerous hits including Say My Name, Survivor and Bootylicious, the band called it a day in , but reunited on stage during Beyonce's set at Coachella in Watch Live. Fill 2 Copy 11 Created with Sketch. Tuesday 25 August , UK. Beyonce Naomi Campbell. Why you can trust Sky News.
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. Insider rounded up the best music videos released in so far. They're ranked below in descending order. As Halsey performs a sort of interpretive dance with a broken ankle, by the way , her surroundings shift from a gloomy warehouse to more colorful places, inspired by Japan when the cherry blossoms bloom.