Get ready, Beyhive, Black Is King, Beyoncé’s upcoming visual album that she wrote, directed and executive produced, is coming totomorrow, Friday, July 31st. By submitting a traditional music video, this upcoming film is said to celebrate black culture and black excellence. The project is also a continuation of Queen Bes’ latest album, (if you have not listened to it, see all options below).
“With the visual album, I wanted to present parts of black history and African tradition, with a modern twist and a universal message, and what it really means to find your self-identity and build a legacy,” Beyoncé explained in an Instagram post.
Black Is King follows the stories of black families all the time and tells “a story about a young king’s transcendent journey through betrayal, love and self-identity,” Disney described in a press release. The young king’s loved ones help guide him to regain his home and faith.
The film has led to controversy among members of African society over its portrayal of African cultures. In the trailer Black is King, the characters look at animal skins and face painting.
This is how you can see Black Is King at Disney Plus on July 31st. And while you wait for the movie to be released on Disney Plus, you can watch the official trailer below.
Can I watch Black Is King on Disney Plus for free?
To see Black Is King, you must have one of the Disney Plus subscriptions below. Note that you can.
There are three ways to subscribe:
If you do not see Black Is King highlighted at the top of Disney Plus, you can search by selecting the magnifying glass icon and typing the movie name.
Can I download Black Is King to watch offline?
Disney Plus lets youto watch offline.
Where can I listen to Beyoncé’s album The Lion King: The Gift?
Before watching the movie, you might be interested in listening to The Lion King: The Gift album. Vanity Fair reports Black Is King will pick up where The Gift left off, so listening to the album can help make the transition to the film easier. Here you can listen.
This story is updated frequently.