UPDATE: It’s official: Black is King is a visual album based on the music of The Lion King: The Gift and stars the album’s featured artists along with some special guest appearances. It is written, directed and executive produced by Beyoncé.
“‘Black Is King’ is a celebratory memoir for the world on the Black experience,” Disney and Beyoncé’s Parkwood Entertainment said in an announcement. The trailer has also been officially unveiled on Beyonce.com. “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.”
Beyonce fans on Saturday evening went into a frenzy when a trailer to an upcoming film titled Black is King surfaced online.
Unfortunately, the trailer landed on the internet after Bey’s artists ChloexHalle posted it to their Instagram account before quickly deleting it. That was enough for it to be everywhere on the web. Details about whether the film is for an upcoming album are not clear yet. Some fans think she’s dropping a new LP titled The Gift along with a visual album which is titled Black is King.
Others speculate that Black is King is a visual album/film for The Lion King: The Gift released last year for the film, The Lion King. The soundtrack was curated by Beyonce and featured new music from her plus Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar and more. According to the caption on ChloexHalle’s page, Black is King is set to debut on Disney+ on July 31st. We will update fans when new information becomes available.
Bey dropped a surprise new single ‘Black Parade‘ last week.