Black Is King Trailer: Experience a New Visual Album From Beyoncé

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Black Is King Trailer: Experience a New Visual Album From Beyoncé'

Black Is King trailer: Experience a new visual album from Beyoncé

Walt Disney Studios has released the official Black Is King trailer for Grammy-winning superstar Beyoncé’s forthcoming film, giving us a preview of the stars set to appear in the new visual album including Jay-Z, Tina Knowles-Lawson, Naomi Campbell, Kelly Rowland, Lupita Nyong’o and more. Written, directed and executive produced by Beyoncé, the film will be available for streaming July 31 on Disney+. Check out the video in the player below along with the new key art!

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This visual album from Beyoncé reimagines the lessons of The Lion King for today’s young kings and queens in search of their own crowns. The film was in production for one year with a cast and crew that represent diversity and connectivity.

The voyages of Black families, throughout time, are honored in a tale about a young king’s transcendent journey through betrayal, love and self-identity. His ancestors help guide him toward his destiny, and with his father’s teachings and guidance from his childhood love, he earns the virtues needed to reclaim his home and throne.

These timeless lessons are revealed and reflected through Black voices of today, now sitting in their own power. Black Is King is an affirmation of a grand purpose, with lush visuals that celebrate Black resilience and culture. The film highlights the beauty of tradition and Black excellence.

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Based on the music of The Lion King: The Gift, and starring the album’s featured artists and some special guest appearances, Black Is King is a celebratory memoir for the world on the Black experience. Videos for “My Power,” “Mood 4 Eva,” and “Brown Skin Girl” are extravagances of elegance and soul. 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.