Beyoncé knows a thing or two about uniting visuals with music. Working with talented collaborators, she's already brought visual albums such as Lemonade to the world, and with her latest, Black Is King, she's re-imagining the story of The Lion King.
As per the official synopsis, this one is 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." So now you know.
The likes of Jay-Z, Beyoncé's mother, Tina Knowles-Lawson, as well as Lupita Nyong’o, Naomi Campbell and Kelly Rowland appear, and this is certainly an impressive, visually beautiful experience. It'll be streaming on Disney+ starting 31 July.