But she has surpassed herself in her last love letter to Blackness, at a time when this celebration is not only necessary but required.
And while her latest solo visual album, “Lemonade,” cast her gaze on the Black of America experience, Beyoncé ventures into the homeland on her latest project and makes an even bigger statement about identity and history. .
Shot as an accompaniment to his 2019 soundtrack “The Lion King: The Gift,” “Black Is King” is in the midst of a greater cultural focus on the black experience and the treatment of people in the African diaspora, more specifically African Americans.
The singer touched on the punctuality and timelessness of her latest project in a recent Instagram post.
“The events of 2020 have made the vision and message of the film even more relevant as people from all over the world embark on a historic journey,” he wrote. “We are all in search of security and light. Many of us want to change. I think when blacks tell our own stories, we can change the axis of the world and tell our REAL story of wealth and wealth. the generational soul. not told in our history books “.
Beyoncé collaborates with African artists on the songs on the album, including Nigerian singer-songwriter Tiwa Savage and Ghanaian singer-songwriter Shatta Wale.
Africa is a continent, not a country, and Bey reminds us of this multifaceted facet throughout the short film, sometimes using herself as a representation.
There is Beyoncé the mother (the daughter Blue Ivy makes multiple appearances), Beyoncé the fox, Beyoncé the wife and, always, Beyoncé the head.
Queen Bey’s majesty, along with dance scenes, poetic voice and guest appearances by Kelly Rowland, Lupita N’yongo, Pharrell Williams, Naomi Campbell and more illustrate the vast wealth of the black artist.
But Beyoncé brings us much more by presenting Blackness as special, spectacular, and a resilient reflection of the universal human experience.
“With this visual album, I wanted to present elements of black history and African tradition, with a modern twist and a universal message, and what it really means to find your identity and build a legacy,” he wrote on Instagram. “I spent a lot of time exploring and absorbing the lessons of past generations and the rich history of different African customs.”
It can be assumed that Beyoncé came to this through her role in asserting the character Nayla in the realistic remake of the 2019 photograph of the classic Disney movie, “The Lion King,” but that wouldn’t be right.
True fans remember how Tofo Tofo sought out the Mozambican dance troupe to teach him his movements and appear in the music video for his 2011 single, “Run the World (Girls).”
Beyoncé has always embraced Blackness.
Using Disney, a brand that for years has been associated with beautiful princesses and white fairy tales, Beyoncé once again reminds the world of black greatness in “Black Is King.”