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Beyoncé has announced released the trailer for her upcoming visual album titled Black Is King.
The album is set to premiere on Disney+ on July 31 and has been written, executive produced and directed by the Texan superstar.
According to a press release, Black Is King “reimagines the lessons of The Lion King for today’s young kings and queens in search of their own crowns.”
The release adds that, “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. The film highlights the beauty of tradition and Black excellence.”
On Sunday night, Bey was awarded the Humanitarian Awards during the 2020 BET Awards ceremony.
The Lion King star used her acceptance speech to express the importance of voting come November.
“I’m encouraging you to continue to take action, continue to change and dismantle a racist and unequal system. We have to continue to do this together, to fight for each other and lift each other up. There are people banking on us staying a home during local elections and primaries. We have to vote like our life depends on it — because it does,” she said in the video.