Beyonce and Disney Plus have released the trailer for her “Black is King” visual album, coming July 31st. It is indeed very visually exciting, lensed by a group of directors including Emmanuel Adjei, Blitz Bazawule, Pierre Debusschere, Jenn Nkiru, Ibra Ake, Dikayl Rimmasch, Jake Nava and Kwasi Fordjour.
Seen in this clip briefly is Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o. But Pharrell, Jay Z, Naomi Campbell, and even Beyonce’s former Destiny’s Child mate Kelly Rowland are featured. (What? No Michelle Williams?)
Sony Music must be PISSED off about this situation, they’ve evidently been cut out of the whole thing after a 27 year relationship. Credits are still for Disney and Beyonce’s Parkwood Entertainment.
The visuals here are indeed exciting, presented like a kaleidoscope. Will there be a plot? Songs? We’ll have to wait and see. But it looks like a cool mid summer gift from Bey. She can always take lemons and make lemonade, we certainly know that.