Clearly, Beyoncé has been keeping busy. Queen Bey will be releasing a new visual album called Black Is King on Disney+.
Inspired by The Lion King, the visual will hit Disney’s streaming service on July 31. Bey voiced Nala on The Lion King remake.
The one-minute longer teaser trailer hit the Internets on Saturday night (June 27) via Beyoncé’s website. The project is reportedly written, directed and executive produced by Bey and is set to the music from The Lion King: The Gift which dropped a year ago in unison with the aforementioned film. The album featured a who’s who of American (Childish Gambino, Kendrick Lamar, Jay-Z, and more) and African (Wizkid, Burna Boy, Tiwa Savage, and more) artists.
“‘Black Is King’ is a celebratory memoir for the world on the Black experience,” said Disney and Beyoncé’s Parkwood Entertainment in a statement. “The film is a story for the ages that informs and rebuilds the present. A reunion of cultures and shared generational beliefs. A story of how the people left most broken have an extraordinary gift and a purposeful future.”
Recently, Bey dropped a new song called “Black Parade,” which now seems likely to fit somewhere in this new development. The visuals in the teaser look stunning, and are unapologetically Black. We’re sold.
So is Twitter as you’ll see by the reactions we’ve compiled. Watch the trailer for Black Is King below. Disney+ downloads going up.
beyoncé has a movie coming to disney plus on july 31st 🧐 pic.twitter.com/TSFO5ojDlT— nadirah (@hinadirah) June 28, 2020
BROWN SKIN GIRL IS GETTING A VISUAL!!!— 𝐵𝑒𝒸𝒸𝒶 (@MJFINESSELOVER) June 28, 2020
So Beyoncé been working this whole time. That woman just never stops... i bet she’s in Hamptons cooking up something else for us. There’s also two more projects for netflix.... she been working endlessly 😩😩 we don’t deserve her— Almeda. stans black women 🎗 (@unapologhetto) June 28, 2020
Beyoncé’s portrayal of Black Excellence has always been primary goal of her career. She has always been unapologetically black and that’s why she slays. Her place in the history of music industry has been secure for a long time, now she is securing her place in Black History pic.twitter.com/g5te3TWPjT— BEYGÉNCY (@beygency4) June 28, 2020
Beyoncé really bout to make me download Disney Plus— Jessica Fyre💫✨ (@TheJessieWoo) June 28, 2020
Thank you @Beyonce. I’m sitting here in tears because you are so proud to be black. I appreciate you for not playing it “safe” but, reminding people who may have forgotten that we are strong. Our AFRICAN ANCESTORS made us that way and THIS is OUR Birthright. #blackisking ✊🏾 https://t.co/fbsNCxt9N1— TAMAR under construction BRAXTON (@TamarBraxtonHer) June 28, 2020
Only Beyoncé would revive a year old album LOL. This kinda confirms my suspicion that Black Parade is an extra cut from The Gift sessions (with updated lyrics) as opposed to a teaser for B7.— black boy bulletin (@theblackboyblog) June 28, 2020
Mme Connie Chiume, Nandi Madida, Nyaniso Dzedze and Warren Masemola are all featured on the trailer for Beyoncé's upcoming music film #BlackIsKing. The film is set to premiere on Disney+ 31 July 2020. pic.twitter.com/7v2iGa6LFE— Man’s NOT Barry Roux (@AdvoBarryRoux) June 28, 2020
OKAY BUT CAN WE TALK ABOUT HOW BEYONCÉ MADE A WHOLE FILM ABOUT BEING BLACK WITH MF DISNEY?? OFF THE BACK OF LION KING??? LIKE SHE IS WORKING HARD FOR HER PEOPLE AND I AM SO PROUD OF HER????? OMG MY FAVE IS THE BEST IN THE WORLD— estelle (@waterIemon) June 28, 2020
11. Can’t please everybody…
Beyonce needs to stop using Africa as a trope because she won’t even come here to tour. https://t.co/hScoZC6vrh— ♡︎ noxy ♡︎ (@noxytea) June 28, 2020
Shea Butter twitter writes think pieces about needing visibility for African stories and art by African creatives and @Beyonce goes and does this and you’re [STILL] mad.— Nkosi 💎 (@_zuluprince) June 28, 2020