Beyoncé is preparing to release Black Is King, her new visual album inspired by the music from last year’s The Lion King: The Gift.
“Black Is King is a celebratory memoir for the world on the Black experience. 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,” Disney and Beyoncé’s Parkwood Entertainment said in a joint statement.
The visual will arrive on Disney+ on July 31st, just over a year since the release of the live action remake of The Lion King, in which Bey voiced the role of Nala. The visual will tell the tale of a young king’s “transcendent journey through betrayal, love and self-identity” as his ancestors guide him through his journeys.
“These timeless lessons are revealed and reflected through Black voices of today, now sitting in their own power,” the statement continued. “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.”
Yonce recently commemorated Juneteenth with the new protest track, “Black Parade.” She also hopped on the “Savage Remix” with fellow Houston native, Megan Thee Stallion last month.
Peek the trailer for Black is King below.