Beyoncé delivers visual album, ‘Black Is King,’ in tandem with ‘ALREADY’ video
Black Is King, Beyoncé‘s visual album based on 2019’s The Lion King: The Gift, an album inspired by Disney’s live-action version of The Lion King, is here. The feature-length auditory experience, written, directed, and executive produced by Beyoncé, is now available via Disney+ and notably features cameos from a host of talent, the likes of which include JAY-Z and Kelly Rowland.
Shot across New York, Los Angeles, South Africa, West Africa, London, and Belgium, Black Is King “reimagines the lessons of The Lion King for today’s young kings and queens in search of their own crowns,” according to a press release.
In addition to Black Is King, a visual accompaniment for “ALREADY,” recorded alongside Shatta and Major Lazer and initially featured on The Lion King: The Gift, has arrived. Stream the music video for “ALREADY” below.
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