Beyonce’s visual album “Black Is King” was released last Friday exclusively on the Disney Plus platform.
Black Is King is Beyonce’s third visual album after her 2013 “Beyonce” and 2016 “Lemonade” project releases. The Black Is King visual album takes a lot of influences from pan-African culture and intertwines it with the class and prestige that only Beyonce can bring to the table. Outside of the masterfully crafted songs and the stunning visual artwork that Beyonce has managed to create with her latest visual album, there is also a lot of hidden gold just waiting to be found.
Black Is King was recorded and produced in a year’s time spanning three different continents all of which translates surreally when viewing the finished product. Of course Beyonce had some help putting together this visually-pleasing masterpiece as several high-level African American video directors, fashion designers, and musicians were enlisted to help with the project.
While there is a lot to ingest during the entire duration of the Black Is King album, there are some core takeaways that shouldn’t go unnoticed. Below, we’re going to provide you with the top 5 elements that you need to be knowledgeable of before watching the album, so you can take in the entirety of the work as it was intended.
5 Takeaways From “Black Is King”
- Black Is King is a collage to Pan-African Culture- Black Is King is shrouded in nods to Pan-African culture with black, red, and green being main colors used throughout. You really get a sense of pride and a celebration of history when watching the album.
- Elements of The Lion King and The Gift Are Here- The first two to three videos of the album use a storyline similar to the one you find in The Lion King, with other nods to The Gift added into later portions.
- ‘Mood 4 Eva” is A Standout Track- The video set and presentation of the song “Mood 4 Eva” is probably one of the most memorable and visually stunning pieces in the entire album.
- All-Star Lineup- The soundtrack and visual for Black Is King features a lot of well-known names including Tiwa Savage, Pharrel Williams, Tierra Whack, Shatta Wale, and many others.
- Ending Credits- At the end of the visual album, Beyonce makes a declaration that the project is dedicated to her and Jay Z’s son Sir Carter.
With the visual album Black Is King living up to all of the hype produced during the promotional phases, fans everywhere can’t wait to see what Beyonce creates next.