It is not the first time Beyonce has released a visual album online or on streaming platforms. Her 2013 album Beyonce was accompanied by intense music videos which could be woven together to tell a story. Now she is released Black is King in conjunction with Disney Plus – but when is it out?
When is Beyonce’s Black Is King album out on Disney Plus?
Beyonce’s Black is King album is out on Disney Plus on July 31.
This is not the first time Beyonce has teamed up with Disney, having provided the voice for adult Nala in the recent adaptation of The Lion King, which used CGI to create incredibly lifelike animals.
And, with The Lion King’s release having been a year before this album’s release, the two things will be incredibly connected.
What is Black is King?
Black is King is a visual album from Beyonce, which reimagines the lessons of The Lion King for today’s young kings and queens in search of their own crowns.
According to Disney, the visual album, also being called a film, has this official synopsis: “The voyages of Black families, throughout time, are honoured 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…
The film was in production for one year with a diverse cast and crew.
The music is based on The Lion King: The Gift, which came after the new film.
Black is King will star some of the album’s featured artists as well as some special guest appearances.
While not all of the songs are known at present, there will be videos for songs such as My Power, Mood 4 Eva and Brown Skin Girl.
The official synopsis continues: “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.”
This will certainly be a timely visual album which many will enjoy.
Black is King is released on Disney+ on July 31