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Beyoncé – “Otherside” [Official Music Video]

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Published: 31/07/2021

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Beyoncé Releases Companion To Lion King Soundtrack

Another arresting visual arrives at the film’s close, when Beyoncé marches stoically down to the river to place a baby boy into a basket and down the river. As Jochebed did for Moses, she releases her son to protect him from the terror and persecution of white supremacist culture. The baby arrives safely among the lush greenery of the jungle, where he is embraced by curious children.

“With this visual album, I wanted to present elements of Black history and African tradition, with a modern twist and a universal message, and what it truly means to find your self-identity and build a legacy,” Beyoncé wrote on Instagram. “I spent a lot of time exploring and absorbing the lessons of past generations and the rich history of different African customs.” Beyoncé’s newest visual album may be her most culturally dense and aesthetically rich project to date. Beyoncé recently released her newest visual album, “Black Is King,” on Disney Plus. The visual album combines imagery from both ‘The Lion King’ and the story of Moses to create a compelling allegory about the African diaspora. One of the most notable aspects of this album is how generously it dipped into native talent and, as a result, created more authentic representation for African sound and culture.

Musically, “Mood 4 Eva” calls back to so many of the couple’s most beloved collaborations, and the visual aesthetic reminds audiences that Bey and Jay are indeed a real-life power couple with true clout. As the frosting on top of the cake, there are cinematic references to the 1988 Eddie Murphy film Coming to America (see Beyoncé’s toothbrush moment). For most Disney+ viewers, the highlight may be the visuals featuring Canadian artist Jessie Reyez, who provides a spooky performance in the woods via a distorted audio effect.

“Black Is King” dramatizes the music of “The Gift,” an album released in 2019 alongside Disney’s recent remake of the hit 1994 film. The adaptation was directed by Jon Favreau and written by Jeff Nathanson, two white guys who have been very successful in Hollywood. From the minute James Earl Jones’ voiceover plays over colorful portraits of proud Black families staring directly into camera, it’s painfully clear that “The Lion King” always was and should have been an African-told story. And while Beyoncé’s lens is certainly an American one, her inclusion of Nigerian, Ghanaian, and Cameroonian collaborators drives home this necessity. There are, however, times when the many higher goals of the album seem to short-circuit the songwriting.

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An American icon, Beyoncé is a name who needs no introduction. With her initial foray into the world of music as part of Destiny’s Child, Beyoncé was springboarded to success in the early ’00s as her own solo artist with the iconic Dangerously in Love, immediately cementing her in the American pop music canon. From then on, she has only gone from strength to strength, with her more recent outings displaying both her growth as a songwriter and a performer. Working on the synchronized swimming look was quite the task. Roxx made, I believe, in two days, all of the catsuits for the swimmers.

On the surface, this river bed scene is an update of that Old Testament story in which Jochebed, the mother of Moses, placed him in the Nile River to protect him from being killed. But, the waters here also invoke the Middle Passage, with each ripple break recalling the fateful journey in which New World slavery, and America itself, was born. What the clothes in “Black Is King” do not do, though, unlike the rest of the film, is reimagine or reclaim the narrative of fashion as written by Black designers; many of the brands involved are run by white creatives.

The editing-together of images and random ideas expresses no single skill or sensibility. Its effect is neither rhythmic nor aesthetic; it’s attention-deficit-disorder editing for viewers who cannot comprehend or assimilate visual information but have a distorted sense of black cultural history. That leopard-spot Rolls, the Kehinde Wiley–style Annunciation portrait and even Beyoncé’s diamond-studded toothbrush are what W. C. Fields would call “too blatant.” The only way to combat Black Is King is to laugh at it. In Beyoncé’s Black Is King fantasy, all black people — and all Africa — are the same.

Another important track is “OTHERSIDE,” mostly because of the way the track ties in a beautiful piano ballad culminates in chanting in Swahili and Yoruba in the background. It stunningly bridges the gap between the pop-culture version of The Lion King and its African roots. “FIND YOUR WAY BACK” is an instant favorite of mine on this album.

The video for “Apes—t,” a song she recorded with her husband, Jay-Z, found them performing in the Louvre in front of the Mona Lisa, while her 2018 Coachella performance was a tribute to the music and dance of historically Black colleges and universities. So while she has overseen an array of businesses not unusual for pop stars—her ventures include a fashion line, a fragrance, and a production company—her work is implicitly political and she has an increasing number of mediums at her disposal. When she releases records, the music is just part of a larger multimedia statement. While “Beyoncé” and its 2016 follow-up, “Lemonade,” contain some of the best songs of her career, each was released with a “visual album,” consisting of densely referential videos for each track that extended each album’s narrative. A musical film and visual album based on the music of The Gift was released on July 31, 2020 on Disney+. The film – directed, written, and executive produced by Beyoncé – tells the story of a young African prince who is exiled from his kingdom after the death of his father.

The richness in the skin tones of black people is captured throughout “Black Is King” by a host of cinematographers, but “Brown Skin Girl” is a special ode to melanin-blessed beauty. Naomi Campbell, Lupita Nyong’o and Beyoncé’s former Destiny’s Child cohort Kelly Rowland — all of whom B name-checks in the song — appear here in all of their brown-skin glory. But it’s Blue Ivy, who sings on the tune, who brings it all home. The near 9-minute video sees Beyoncé in various colourful outfits, dancing around vast picturesque landscapes of Africa. ‘Spirit’ + ‘Bigger’ also features the artistic group choreography that Queen Bey is known for, as well as appearances from Blue Ivy.

The track-clip-track alternation perfectly narrates the plot, and erases the lines between the audio and visual aspects of the movie. The buzzing backtrack of “NILE” is reminiscent of ripples in water, “BIGGER” of the unstoppable, awe-inspiring Circle of Life churning in the African savanna. “Already,” which was released as a music video shortly before “Black Is King” dropped, is worthy of that spotlight. Not only is the choreography popping — with some of the best of the African-inspired dance moves here — but Beyoncé rocks several bodysuits that show off her curves. She even appears to be almost nude in one of them (but she isn’t).

Michelle Kim for Pitchfork opines that the album “succeeds in introducing a whole new musical universe to the average American listener”. Writing for The Telegraph, Neil McCormick says, “The Gift is a quixotic compilation of tracks”, calling the album a “tipping point” for African artists worldwide. Bernadette Giacomazzo of HipHopDX also praised the album, saying that the album “trips the black fantastic” and that many songs were capable of standing independent of the film.

Funkadelic and Parliament were brilliant and genuine — R & B equivalents to British art-rockers Roxy Music — whose Detroit-based members were firsthand witnesses to the civil-rights struggle and thus committed to musical revitalization. But Black Is King starts with a star-baby-comet hurtling toward planet Earth then cuts to Beyoncé in at least five different sequined body stockings. It is quintessentially trite, but she sure is a curvy fetish object. Aside from handling the new music, Beyoncé also lends her voice to Nala in the film.

And what I love about that scene is that it’s almost like there’s this widow when you lose a loved one, you see Beyoncé in front of the casket, and then you see her being carried, it’s almost like you lose a piece of yourself as well. For Brittany to be able to create the white lace skirt, the top, the hat—it all came together beautifully. I had just taken on a whole new team of assistants in New York. I decided to take a risk since the project came up basically overnight. We had been in touch on social media, and I could tell she had very little to work with and she really made beautiful art out of these tulle dresses, that you could tell she may have hand-sewn.

Also at USC he studied with jazz legend Bobby Shew, string arranger Jeremy Lubbock, Studio trumpet legend Gary Grant, and Gospel Composer Margaret Douroux. His new work “Trumpet And A Mic”, available everywhere, is a short film he directed, orchestrated, and composed music for about his life and overcoming obstacles while turning pain into redemptive power through faith. Dontae Winslow is one of the most versatile in-demand trumpeter/arranger/composers on the Hollywood music scene.

Lyrics are penned by Herself and the song is from the Black Is King Album published under the label of Columbia Records, Sony Music Entertainment, and Parkwood Entertainment. Describe what artist is trying to say in a certain line, whether it’s personal feelings, strong statement or something else. The Lion King resembles so many other works less because it is retelling an old story and more because it is telling a simple story, one that people across cultures can’t help but see themselves in. It is about exile, awakening, and restoration; it is about growing up, death, and duty. Narratives of its kind are like some lightweight super-material, able to bend to multiple purposes, but not break.

I wanted that kind of aesthetic, I wanted someone with that kind of drive and heart in this project. It was, “Hey, I just want to shoot these little clips to do a small piece to boost the album. And I want to, you know, maybe just shoot it in my backyard, and, like, Zerina, you’re here.” When we started, I think we maybe got a day into shooting and it was, “You know what? Actually, let’s do a full video for everything.” And then it snowballed from there. Akers, who got her start as an intern in the fashion closet at W magazine, has been working with Beyoncé for the last six years. Growing up in Landover, Maryland, she used to test her fashion knowledge by flipping to a magazine page and identifying the designer credits without looking.

And it really contributed in multiple points in the film and gave it the texture. The use of the cowrie shells was a nod to when they were used as currency. To have them present and on the body in the film was a nod to that opulence, and to the past.

“Be your own king / make nobody come rule your world,” Ghanaian dancehall singer Shatta Wale teaches on the track. The prince can’t leave the responsibility for his growth to anyone else anymore. But he can grow in community with other men who are committed to decolonizing themselves and each other. Capitalism will not save the young prince or his people across the Diaspora. The memory of his father, of the community and the duty he’s left behind haunt him in the dream. No one is. “You are the king,” he’s reminded as he awakens, but he’s still unable to accept this duty.

“We were beauty before they knew what beauty was,” Beyoncé reminds us. As Nigerian singer Wizkid and Black American rapper SAINt JHN, Beyoncé and Blue Ivy sing “Brown Skin Girl,” the celebration of dark-skinned beauty, a dark-skinned girl walks into a Black cotillion in the American South. The prince is baptized and forgiven for his past mistakes, his desertion of duty. Through the love of women, he’s reborn, he’s reconnected to community and purpose. The American flag is drenched in the Pan-African colors red, black and green, signifying the political and communal unity of all Indigenous people of Africa, throughout the Diaspora.

Beyoncé marks the baby’s face with white paint, which recalls Rafiki anointing Simba. Ojo portrays an enigmatic character in “Black Is King.” He reappears throughout the film, usually dancing, with his skin painted a distinct shade of teal-blue. The film begins with a woven basket floating down a river, evoking the Biblical story of Moses. Indeed, the hour-long film loosely follows a “Lion King”-inspired plot. It stars Beyoncé alongside a young African prince, who must explore his own culture and history in order to grow up and reclaim his proverbial throne.

It’s a highly effective strategy in a world where artists tend to link up with a single brand to define and redefine their public styles (Ariana Grande and Versace; Elton John and Gucci), and one Beyoncé has been honing over the last decade. She spreads her beneficence and beauty around, which has the effect of both reinforcing her position as the ultimate cultural tastemaker and rendering her subjects abjectly grateful for her patronage. Beyoncé is presented as a panoply of archetypes — mother, boss, clubgoer, biker, queen — with an apparently infinite wardrobe. After floating in rough waters, down waterfalls, he emerges from the water, back to full grown, back to the knowledge that being a “king” doesn’t mean separation from the enslaved, being oppressor of the enslaved, or forgetting his own enslaved ancestry. It means being one with all people, without division of worth by class or status.

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That reductive adoration can feel empowering to African Americans but equally as offensive to someone from Accra, Lagos, or JoBurg who see their cultures as being essentialized and flattened. The initial trailer on Twitter was met with ire from some of these critics who replied with images of metropolitan cities and expressed the desire to see less animal print and hides and more Lamborghinis to signal Africa’s seldom celebrated modernness. When the trailer for BIK dropped on June 28, it was met with all the enthusiasm and gleeful hyperbole one would expect for Beyoncé, but the din of the BeyHive’s buzz was pierced by the shouts of critics who found fault in the 70-second clip. The loudest early criticism came from African people on social media — those with immediate connections to the Continent, its 54 countries, and countless cultures and ethnic groups. They criticized the “Wakandafication of Africa” and were wary of yet another depiction of their continent as homogenized, primitive, tribal, and underdeveloped. For too long, the world’s view of Africa has been a deprecating one — a concentrated form of anti-Blackness that cast Africa as a destitute and backward Dark Continent.

There isn’t a frame of the film that doesn’t feature a fashion statement or editorial-worthy tableau. Clothing tells the story as effectively as the production design and camerawork, adding a luxurious texture. The billowing leopard print Valentino Haute Couture that dominates the screen during “Mood 4 Life” captures the majestic aura of Beyoncé’s character. At the same time, the custom cow-print Burberry corset designed by Riccardo Tisci adds a dose of wild sex appeal as she dances to “Already,” with her hair sculpted into braided horns. The sight of Beyoncé holding a garden’s worth of flowers in “Water” wouldn’t have been as impactful without Molly Goddard’s explosion of pink tulle ruffles. In this beautiful short ballad, only Beyonce’s voice is heard.

Most notably, though, is Beyoncé’s incredible control and finesse throughout her range, something which she never lets get in the way of the emotional nature of her more heartfelt songs. Beyoncé was one of the early supporters of her brand, and she’s been very supportive of us. She put out a collection with women in all black and white with do-rags to match, and I just fell in love with it. I thought it would contribute very beautifully as a tableau in the story. “Brown Skinned Girl” boasts the most pop culture power in Black Is King, due to cameos from Kelly Rowland, Naomi Campbell, and Lupita Nyong’o. Vocals from Wizkid establish the celebratory and universal premise for brown-skinned girls everywhere, and the song becomes even more impactful when considering the inclusion of Beyoncé’s daughter, Blue Ivy.

The album includes all the tracks included in the film in addition to 3 new tracks. This includes the standard and extended versions of “Black Parade”, which was released on June 19; the extended version of the song was only available on Tidal up until the album’s release. The other track included is a remix of “Find Your Way Back” by MeLo-X. Beyoncé called the album “sonic cinema” and said that the film “is a new experience of storytelling”, and that the album “is influenced by everything from R&B, pop, hip hop and Afro beat”. The songs were also produced by African producers, which Beyoncé said was because “authenticity and heart were important to “, since the film is set in Africa.

Every scene is packed with carefully chosen outfits, references to the original “Lion King” story, and allusions to pan-African cultures, beliefs, and rituals. The hour-long project took more than one year to film, in a variety of locations worldwide such as Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa, New York, California, and Belgium. In the latter’s video, a familiar plot unfolds as Bey draws on biblical references in which she places a newborn baby in a basket, sending it into the river to avoid impending disaster on earth. To commemorate the film’s first anniversary, Beyonce has completed the full catalog of clips for the tracks featured in the film on YouTube and Disney +.

On “Ja Ara E,” the Nigerian star Burna Boy employs his smooth, sad delivery to vest lyrics about a search for “miraculous blessings” with a pungent sense of longing. The power of “My Power” owes in large part to an indomitable verse from Busiswa and a taunting, catchy one from Moonchild Sanelly, both of whom are from South Africa. Disney Studios awarded Beyoncé with an honourary project; a soundtrack to the sequel of its immortalised cartoon, “The Lion King”. This project is a collaborative and well presented one that actually brings the ‘Spirit of Africa’ to life through music.

In other words, for DJs who are harmonically matchings songs, the Camelot key for this track is 5B. So, the perfect camelot match for 5B would be either 5B or 6A. For moderate energy boost, you would use 2B and a high energy boost can either be 7B or 12B. Though, if you want a low energy drop, you should looking for songs with either a camelot key of 5A or 4B will give you a low energy drop, 8B would be a moderate one, and 3B or 10B would be a high energy drop. The pretense that Beyoncé “directed” Black Is King is the final insult. Her cadre of co-directors mostly imitate Hype Williams’s 1997 Busta Rhymes video Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Can See (complete with witch-doctor figure).

This scene is topped by Scar’s voice from the movie, gasping, “Simba, what have you done? Run away, Simba, and never return.” While 070 Shake and Jessie Reyez’s song “Scar” is the 25th track on the album, it arrives very early in “Black Is King” to coincide with the motorcycle stampede. “By using this material, the artist both celebrated the beauty of a mortal woman and transformed her into a transcendent being,” reads one description of a mukudj mask in the museum’s collection. Connie Chiume, who previously appeared in “Black Panther,” plays this film’s version of Simba’s mother, Sarabi. The scene takes place during the film’s famous opening number, “Circle of Life,” a song about the connection shared by all living things — a theme that Beyoncé echoes in “Bigger.” She then begins to sing “Bigger,” the second track on “The Gift,” which echoes the message of greater responsibility that Mufasa imparts to his son in the original film.

It was five or six scenes with 20 to 30 people in each scene, and one where there’s everyone. I had Melissa Simon-Hartman do the entire black section of the chess piece. In the end, I stripped away a bit of the gothic mood that it represented, and then kept the other side a bit more soft and sweet. So even in the bishop headpiece, I wanted it to feel like an African priest. She had started making these bras and more constructed garments. She sent us her entire collection to sort of use and abuse, and we did just that.

But of course, the real centrepiece is that gorgeous cover of Frank’s “Godspeed”; his honey falsetto fitting its bittersweetness perfectly. Given that the film tells the story of a Black boy, it’s not surprising Beyoncé dedicated it to Sir—but obviously the internet is going to make some jokes about how she left out Blue and Rumi. Beyonce lyrics are property and copyright of their owners. “Otherside” lyrics provided for educational purposes and personal use only. All lyrics provided for educational purposes and personal use only.

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Its diverse, colorful sound is a tribute to every creature within the Circle of Life, from the tiniest ant to the largest elephant. Looking like the picture of natural, brown-skin beauty in a billowy white dress, Beyoncé makes her entrance cradling an infant on the beach as she sings “Bigger” — an atmospheric ballad that is one of the real highlights — as if it were a lullaby. “We’re part of something way bigger,” she sings, and it becomes a real circle-of-life moment with appearances by Bey’s 8-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy. Blake’s decision to tackle “when the party’s over” will likely leave Eilish pretty flattered. By sheer coincidence, it was just earlier this week that the young pop megastar named “Are You Even Real? Another way to prevent getting this page in the future is to use Privacy Pass.

Along with several Beyoncé songs, the LP features contributions from Kendrick Lamar, JAY-Z, Childish Gambino, 070 Shake, Tierra Whack, Pharrell and more. In addition, there’s a song with Blue Ivy, Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s daughter. Traditional African art, or imitations of it, gets screen time too. Backup dancers in “Find Your Way Back” sport kanaga masks topped with crossbars, worn by the Dogon people of Mali; “Ja Ara E” features a spirit in a full-body raffia costume, familiar from Mende masquerades. And there’s a knowing flash of a catalog of Yoruba masks and sculpture by Robert Farris Thompson, the influential historian of West African art.

Dressing the Black girl synchronized swimmers in these crystal swimsuits was just stunning. Venus Prototype made the latex swim caps, and Timothy White really transformed a Solace London dress into a corseted bodysuit. Beyoncé had this idea that she wanted cat-eye goggles, so Kerin Rose brought those to life for us. So it was this really opulent experience of wanting to, and even leaning into the world of André Leon Talley, like, decked out in Louis Vuitton playing on the tennis court. “Mood 4 Eva” was single handedly the largest project I’ve ever worked on in terms of scale and people. We had about 70 extras, and having to dress them all, it wasn’t just one large scene at once.

DeWitt’s crystal-covered turbans and towering pearl crowns are fashion prizes all on their own, and they work seamlessly with the film’s overarching look. When you pause to connect the mise-en-scéne with the costumes, the choices feel thoughtful; who better for a backyard fête than the Windsor-family-approved Moralioglu? Serre’s print may be ubiquitous—in recent weeks, it has popped up on Blackpink, Rosalía, Dua Lipa, and Selena Gomez—but its allusions to the celestial are universally understood.

Jigga’s joint with Bey, “Mood 4 Eva,” is “a whole mood,” as she sings in the track. Playing like a sequel to their brilliant “Apes – – t” video shot at the Louvre, it’s all about black opulence. Beyoncé even has an old white male servant who brushes her teeth. Flipping the racial script on old Hollywood glamour, there’s a synchronized-swimming sequence with B and a squad of black females in sparkly pink swimsuits. James Blake is probably one of the most underappreciated artists in EDM; and sort of predictably so, as his music doesn’t fit the typical festival archetype of electronic music.

This imagery challenges Disney to improve representation for Black women and — as the song explicitly states — brown-skinned girls. The ballroom clearly recalls images of classic Disney movies like “Cinderella,” which push a traditional narrative of a white princess finding her prince. WizKid was memorably featured on Drake’s 2016 smash hit “One Dance.” He’s a featured artist on “Brown Skin Girl,” alongside SAINt JHN and Beyoncé’s eldest daughter Blue Ivy. “I see us reflected in the world’s most heavenly things. Black is king. We were beauty before they knew what beauty was.”

Like Simba, Moses grew up to be a great leader who led his people to freedom. The ‘visual album,’ which follows the pop star’s 2019 recording issued in conjunction with the release of ‘The Lion King,’ uses that film’s central story as a springboard for celebrating Black identity. What’s most exciting is the dynamism of the African voices. An early track, “Don’t Jealous Me,” showcases the Nigerian artists Tekno, Mr Eazi, and Yemi Alade, who each radiate intoxicating confidence across their varying vocal tones and cadences.

We’re all too familiar with this narrow and racist conception of the Motherland coming from white people and non-Black POC. But a strain of this reductive thinking also exists in the imagination of a Black Diaspora seeking a connection to history, to a people, and to a landmass to set the right the violent disconnections of slavery. In this era of critical thinking and social media reaction , being a Black celebrity with good intentions just isn’t good enough. Those with loud voices and big platforms are being challenged to read the room — and some books — before they speak their minds or express their solidarity through art (see J. Cole). There was a time when fame afforded stars the benefit of the doubt if they engaged with the topics du jour in less than sophisticated ways but celebrity isn’t the shield it once was.

“Spirit” is a timeless track, one that ends with a final visual reveal that poignantly brings the narrative full circle. Featuring some major island vibes, “Keys to the Kingdom” provides a huge platform for Tiwa Savage and Mr Eazy, both of whom fill in for Beyoncé and keep the narrative moving along. Visually, it’s a day-in-the-life sequence for the Disney+ film, and the lyrics are just repetitive enough to keep the audience bouncing to the beat.

Shortly after releasing “Mood 4 Eva“; American songstress, Beyonce has released another music video titled “Otherside”. All trailers, clips, images, music videos and titles, are copyright their respective studios, label and/or production companies. Not unlike the film, The Gift chronicles a saga of personal growth, filtered through some of the brightest stars in Afrobeats and Afrofusion. Artists like Mr Eazi, Yemi Alade, Burna Boy, Tiwa Savage, and Tekno sing in multiple languages about embracing blessings (“JA ARA E”), staying the path (“DON’T JEALOUS ME”), and rising into your own majesty (“KEYS TO THE KINGDOM”).

Beyoncé also pays homage to the woman’s role in bringing water — essentially, bringing life — to their families and villages in many areas of the world. “I finally feel this project is a huge shift for designers all around the world. The magic I speak about is the art of being seen.” As some fans have noted, the gown’s shape and shade of deep blue resemble a peacock, which aligns with the animal-inspired fashion choices for this song. Artwork is so prevalent in the “Mood 4 Eva” sequence that Beyoncé’s mother, Tina Knowles Lawson, is credited as an art curator for the film. Lawson previously revealed that some of the works were borrowed from her own collection.

The moment highlights the way the spirit that has guided and continues to guide Black people is “at work in all places,” Benbow said. “Its mythical power is reflected in both the pain of sailing Black people across endless oceans for subjugation and its healing potential to wash away the violence of that history,” Young said. Perhaps most notably, she embodies Oshun, the orisha associated with fertility, love and beauty.

The next scene features the African-American Flag, created by David Hammons. Dancers from the DWP Academy in Ghana are featured in the performance of “Already.” In the next scene, people covered in blue-green paint are adorned with cowry shells.

In video for the latter, a familiar plot plays out as Bey draws on biblical references in which she places a newborn baby in a basket, sending it down the river to avoid impending disaster on land. To commemorate the one-year anniversary of the é film, Beyonce has completed the complete catalog of clips for the tracks featured in the film on YouTube and Disney+. The song references Mufasa’s reassurance to young Simba that the great kings that preceded them live on as stars in the sky. This is emphasized in Beyoncé’s outro, sang in the Swahili language widely spoken in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda as well as the greater eastern and central African region.

Cameroonian artist Salatiel is filmed by the shore during his performance of “Water.” Indeed, in “Black Is King,” water is spiritually transformative. But in reality, water is literally survival, and an insufficient supply poses an additional challenge for women and girls globally. Naturally, water symbolizes life, since life wouldn’t exist without it. As one narrator points out, it’s also associated with “purity” and “the ability to be reborn.” David Hammons is an American artist, born and raised in Illinois, who’s well known for “making sculptures from the highly charged detritus of urban African American life,” as described by the Museum of Modern Art.

Perhaps it’s because the movie was made before George Floyd’s death transformed the summer, but in her Instagram statement on the work, Beyoncé has directly connected the film to the moment. Which makes the fashion credits, fabulous as they are, seem like the rare oversight on her part and that of her stylist and costume designer, Zerina Akers. Six critics on the visual album rooted in her “Lion King”-inspired record “The Gift,” a grand statement of African-diaspora pride and creative power. In this chapter, Beyoncé is a version of Jochebad, the Biblical character and Israelite who was enslaved in Egypt and the true mother of Moses. The prince is a baby again, and Jochebad cries as she places her son in a basket in the river to save his life, praying that he will be rescued.

The prince begins to remember when he meets a young woman from his childhood who knows who she is and knows what he has the potential to be. Uncle Sam / Uncle Scar have a common goal for the prince to forget himself and for his community to be divided. It’s an indictment of America and the generations-worth of policies that have been invested in forcibly divorcing Black people from our heritage. Innovative as we are, we created new cultures and told new stories on new shores.

There’s a playful quality within the film itself, as the focal artist reunites with various friends. However, it’s the lyrical depth that makes “Brown Skinned Girl” a standout song. Another song that immediately feels like #1 Beyoncé single, “Already” initially pops in Black Is King due the Vogue-like character posing and high-art visual feel. The melodic wordplay and repetitive phrasing seemingly references modern hip-hop trends, while various insert images shift the emphasis to male Kings of all ages.

The production contains 14 tracks — and some songs in the Disney+ film are stand-out productions. All the latest gaming news, game reviews and trailers The go-to source for comic book and superhero movie fans. The latest fashion news, beauty coverage, celebrity style, fashion week updates, culture reviews, and videos on Vogue.com. While Williams has not released anything solo recently, he has had a few number one songs and has production credits on several hit songs.

Beyonce shed the limelight on several underrated African artists, including Burna Boy, Tiwa Savage, and Salatiel. Simultaneously, the album also featured well-known artists of the popular American music scene, like Jay Z, Kendrick Lamar, and Pharrell Williams. Incorporating new artists into such a large-scale production led many to the discovery of the underground Afrobeats genre, and introduced deserving talent to a much wider, global audience. One of the coolest structural aspects of this album was the fact that it essentially was the movie in condensed form, with vocal clips grabbed right from the movie in chronological order. Even if you didn’t know the plot , you would still definitely get the gist of it.

Throughout the film, Beyoncé embodies the divine feminine, imagery she has evoked many times before. Beyoncé also is channeling Oya, an orisha often represented by the water buffalo, when she appears wearing horns and cowhide and smoking a pipe in another scene, Jones said. At the time Moses was born in Egypt, Pharaoh had enslaved the Israelites and ordered all Hebrew boys who were born to be killed, according to the Book of Exodus. To save her son, Moses’ mother, Jochebed, placed him in a papyrus basket and placed it in the Nile River. “Black Is King” reimagines the story of “The Lion King,” which told the tale of a young lion named Simba who flees his home after his father, the king, is killed, rediscovering himself and returning years later.

A group of Black men hold edges of the flag and wave it in jubilation. Just like the art, fashion, locations, musicians and actors who make up Black Is King and The Gift, we are stronger when we see ourselves connected in global struggle and glory. A grown man now, he hits the town with his friend as Nigerian artist Burna Boy’s track “Ja Ara É” plays. This separation from community and self-indulged male adulthood is signified by his friend turning into Uncle Scar, sitting next to him during their joyride, laughing at the prince for falling into the trap. On “Mood 4 Eva,” the prince continues his escape from responsibility, family and community into exorbitant wealth.

In the week after Lemonade, Damon Young of Very Smart Brothas put together a list of Black male artists with the potential to meet the moment and create a Lemonade for Black men. Rappers like Drake, Kendrick Lamar, and even Mrs. Carter’s husband were mentioned as possible contenders who had the stature and skill to create art for Black men at a similar level. NagarLyricsHub is one of the best and trusted source for finding the lyrics of Any Song, To request an English translation of any Punjabi song, or any other language Visit Contact us page. Otherside Lyrics Meaning in English sung by Beyoncé is an English song that has been released. Actress Beyoncé is featuring in this song in a lead female role.

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“Keys to the Kingdom” is more accessible than some of the early set-up tracks, and provides a welcomed change of pace for movie’s narrative. An inspirational track, “Nile” celebrates womanhood and the Black experience, but it’s not quite the party-starter that Beyoncé and Kendrick Lamar fans may have been expecting. Starring the iconic and multi-talented Beyoncé,Black Is King offers a cinematic experience that doesn’t disappoint with its music and choreography.

A direct reference to the traditions of multiple cultures, the braids created by Neal Farinah represent a multitude of options for Black hair. With Beyoncé plus hundreds of dancers and actors all needing a distinctive look, the hairstyles span the continent and diaspora. There are Fulani braids from Sahel’s Fula people, the Bantu knots of the sub-Sahara’s Indigenous ethnic groups, the gravity-defying flat tops of Congo’s Mangbetu clans. A glamorous statement, the floor-grazing twists are so long they require a platform, while Beyoncé’s signature blonde curls add Texan swagger. The constant changes keep viewers on their toes, especially when paired with makeup artist Sir John’s daring body art.

“Locomotive,” however, captures something far more ineffable. Her voice is less melodic, more jagged at the rim, while the music is far rowdier, suggesting a bar band scrambling to finish up before closing time. And Lambert, unlike any of her peers, is just as elegant in this chaos — causing this chaos — as when she’s holding back. Teen Vogue covers the latest in celebrity news, politics, fashion, beauty, wellness, lifestyle, and entertainment.

In “Already” (performed by Beyoncé, Shatta Wale and Major Lazer), we see the body on a pedestal, with sculptural moments that range from emphatic to dreamy as women stand on wooden crates. Like Beyoncé, they wear unitards that make it seem as if their bodies are covered in scales; finding a hypnotic groove, they shift their weight from side to side with elbows as bent as their knees. An overhead shot during “Brown Skin Girl,” in which dancers playing debutantes etch a diagonal line across the screen. The angle gives their voluminous ball gowns the look of tutus and turns their white gloves into wings as they slowly arch back. Opening their arms, they are transformed into beautiful Black swans.

Even if one doesn’t fully understand the lyrics, the imagery can help fill in the gaps. As a whole, the blue and purple color palette creates a warm feeling, allowing the audience to immerse themselves in the mood of it all. Black Is King’s faux-politics spring from Beyoncé’s agency (“agency” being a euphemism for “privilege”), yet it is insulting because Beyoncé uses the Disney cartoon The Lion King as the primal, biblical source of her pretend race consciousness.

Beyoncé – Otherside

The continent’s influence is partly rendered in the music itself. On the mostly solo Beyoncé track “Find Your Way Back,” for example, the airy guitar strums of Ghanaian highlife evoke a twilight between hope and melancholy. Later, the thrilling “My Power” dramatizes the climactic Scar-Simba battle to the punishing beat of gqom, South African house music. Throughout The Gift, the rhythmic trickiness of Nigerian Afrobeats and the lilt of Jamaican dembow not only widen the expected palette, but also serve as reminders of how much the African diaspora already shapes Western pop. To many Americans, the novelty of the arrangements will be noticeable, but not disorienting, as their drive-time radio has been trending toward these sounds already. She called the project “sonic cinema,” which may sound pretentious, but it’s really a way of saying it’s another of her sing-along exercises in storytelling and signifying.

It feels like the old lady gang in Harlem, but still speaks to a very modern woman, a very strong woman—it’s really beautiful and Valentino! This is the first time, I believe, that Valentino Couture has been shot in a music video. With “Mood 4 Eva,” Beyoncé and husband Jay-Z capture the spirit of Black Is King and harness the collective energy for a relatable vibe. Of course, the featured guest isn’t just merely a popular hip-hop artist, but rather one of the most acclaimed lyricists of all time, and that confidence shines through in the Disney+ film.

Black Is King was in production for over a year and was filmed across three continents. Beyoncé wanted to recruit a diverse cast and crew and to provide opportunities for new talent. The film’s music, dances, costumes, hairstyles and sets were designed to showcase the beauty and richness of the cultures in the African continent and diaspora.

Otherside full mp3 by American singer Beyonce is available for download. After 25+ years, PopPop died, and Grandpa and Nana got back together. The songs “Brown Skin Girl” and “Otherside” serve as benchmarks of Black womanhood. From the visuals of innocent young Black girls at play, to the confident gaze of Naomi Campbell interwoven with Black debutantes, “Brown Skin Girl” is a true coming out to society song. I have never – and will never – consider any Disney movie superior to The Lion King . I’ve watched the original countless times, and the 2019 remake three times in theaters; somehow each time I’m more thrilled than the last.

Head to toe green-and-black stripes fade into a matching bikini top during “Find Your Way Back,” while the aforementioned crystal turban necessitate Swarovski-embellished brows. Known from her Kanye West associations, the New Jersey rapper, 070 Shake sang the chorus while Canadian singer-songwriter Jessie Reyes rapped the verses. Beyonce’s vocals did not appear on the track, but this is the first time the artists have worked together. The polarizing young rapper teamed up with Beyonce and the South African musician for the first time to create this anthem. Whack is known for her visual music videos, and Sanelly is recognized by her self-created genre, future ghetto punk. Beyonce collaborated with her oldest daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, several times before.

As he grows up into a man, the prince undergoes a journey of self-identity, using the guidance of his ancestor, childhood love and his own subconscious to reclaim his throne. You can download free mp3 or MP4 as a separate song, or as video and download a music collection from any artist, which of course will save you a lot of time. Lion King story – guided by dialogue interludes taken from the 2019 film – and all the songs are present here, albeit slightly out of order.

Away from his community and the values he was raised with, the prince and his masculinity have been colonized by the world. Once he reconnects with this woman from his childhood, he begins decolonizing masculinity to not be something that eradicates or dominates femininity but exists with it in harmony. “Remember who you are,” the voice of his father commands from the other side.

Though the music videos are not really connected, there is a very loose Black Is King plot. Beyoncé picks up a baby that was in basket, Moses-style, at the beginning of the film. From there, Simba—played by child actor Folajomi Akinmurele, and later played by Nyaniso Dzedze as an adult—is often seen in the interludes or in the music videos. He runs in fear from Mr. Eazi in “DON’T JEALOUS ME,” and dreams of being rich in “MOOD 4 EVA.” But again, it’s a very loose plot.

Just as the surprise release of her eponymous album signified a new phase in Beyoncé’s artistry in 2013, Black Is King shows her at her most commanding. Since the release of her eponymous fifth studio album in 2013, Beyoncé has taken the idea of celebrity pop star as brand into new territory. Increasingly, her work has been dedicated specifically to exploring Black identity, and she presents it in venues not accustomed to such a perspective.

Beyoncé and her fellow dancers, all draped in fuchsia, carry pink flowers on their heads — just like they did in the film’s previous beach scene. The shot recalls the baptism scene from earlier in the film, during the “Bigger” sequence. “Baby, oh, I’m not much of a talker / Baby, oh, can I drink from your water? / Baby, oh, meet me down by the river,” he sings. “We can dance to the rhythm / ‘Til the sun is high and the water runs dry.”

I called in a lot of her pieces for “Formation,” but it didn’t end up on Beyoncé, so I’ve been trying every now and then to include her. So this piece, interestingly enough, started out as pants, and we turned the pants into little hot shorts, because Beyoncé wanted to dance in them. Typically, a lot of West African fabrics don’t stretch, so we had to create these gussets under the arms, so she could have some freedom of movement.

The character has a much more prominent role in the new CGI version than in the original animated version that debuted 25 years ago this summer. A little over an hour into “Black Is King,” Beyoncé, with tears in her eyes, places a baby boy, wrapped in a blanket, up a river inside a reed basket. Unlike the mélange of sounds — Afropop, dancehall, hip-hop, and soul — that I’d heard up to this point, the accompanying ballad, “Otherside,” was such a sonic break from the high-tempo energy that I paused the stream several times. I was moved by this scene of maternal sacrifice, for even though I knew the plot of “The Lion King,” I found myself hoping that this baby would survive the currents of the rushing river. Today is Beyoncé Day, my friends, because today is the day that Beyoncé’s new visual album, Black Is King, premiered on Disney+. To watch it, you might have some questions about what Black Is King by Beyoncé actually is.

RAYE has writing credits for several artists including singers Charlie XCX, Rita Ora, Hailee Steinfield, and rapper Quavo. “The king’s time as ruler rises and falls like the sun,” Mufasa narrates. “One day, Simba, the sun will set on my time here, and will rise with you as the new king.” Nija is the first artist to take the spotlight for the performance of “My Power.” When Simba hands this woman his idol, she performs the familiar task of anointing him, much like Rafiki does for Simba in “The Lion King.” She marks his face with white paint. Beyoncé appears again, carrying a baby to the river, for her performance of “Otherside.”

Beyoncé – Otherside

Spirituality has been part of Beyoncé’s journey, from singing ‘Amazing Grace’ and a gospel medley on albums with Destiny’s Child to embodying the divine feminine from a number of religious traditions in her recent visual albums and appearances. Download Beyonce Otherside Slowed Reverb mp3 you can download it for free at HistorysjustdessertsMP3. To view song details Beyonce Otherside Slowed Reverb Click on a suitable title, then for the download link Beyonce Otherside Slowed Reverb is on the next page.

Maybe… probably… definitely… depending on who you ask in my family. My grandfather was always open about his conversion; my grandmother, not so much. It was a challenging project to take on, but I thought that Beyonce’s representation of the beloved classic Lion King was powerful and very well-done. The album is a noble dedication to Africa, which is best evident by its transportative quality.

“I only hope that from watching, you leave feeling inspired to continue building a legacy that impacts the world in an immeasurable way. I pray that everyone sees the beauty and resilience of our people.” The world premiere of Bey’s music video for lead single “Spirit,” will air tonight (7/16) on ABC’s special behind-the-scenes broadcast, Can You Feel The Love Tonight? America top Songstress Beyonce is through with a brand new song titled Otherside.

  • Since this track has a tempo of 136, the tempo markings of this song would beAllegro .
  • Black women around the world converged on Twitter to bask in Beyoncé’s celebration of Blackness and the power of motherhood, sisterhood and spirituality, both ancient and new, to help heal inherited wounds.
  • “My designs aim to highlight Black women and black culture in the best light possible. We are beautiful.”
  • A lot of the imagery here applies to what is essentially Simba’s story of growing up – trusting yourself, being confident, and being proud of your roots.
  • And there’s a knowing flash of a catalog of Yoruba masks and sculpture by Robert Farris Thompson, the influential historian of West African art.
  • He has been awarded the John Lennon International songwriting contest for winner Children’s music.

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Beyoncé – Otherside

Because of European slavery and colonization throughout Africa and its Diaspora, our ideas of what makes a man have been warped and toxified. Religious and social mores that were never ours were forced upon us under threat of death or worse. Black Is King calls upon Black men to throw off the shackles of colonized masculinity which leads to violence against women and girls, queerphobia, and destruction of self. Beyoncé offers instead an African way of being, which leads to healing for oneself and one’s global community as a duty.

This is the first time Williams, Beyonce, and the Cameroon singer-songwriter worked together. None of these Nigerian artists have worked together before this Afrobeat single. Tekno is a musician known for his distinctive Afrobeats and singer Yemi Alade became famous after winning the Peak Talent Show ten years ago. She has since received numerous award nominations and won two of them.

Compare the obnoxiously titled Black Is King to 1979’s Uncle Jam Wants You, by George Clinton’s band Funkadelic. Nothing on Beyoncé’s album is so powerful as “ Knee Deep,” a danceable rationalization of black life that defied society’s racial quagmire. That same year, Clinton’s twin band Parliament released Gloryhallastoopid with the joyous “ Party People” (“It’s all about big fun / All about having big fun”).

Water signifies hope and water signifies the ability to be reborn,” says a voiceover in the film. The film enlisted many of Hollywood’s finest talents to voice the beloved characters many love, including Chiwetel Ejiofor, Keegan-Michael Key, James Earl Jones, Alfre Woodard, Billy Eichner and Donald Glover. Perhaps that’s unfair; she does, after all, amalgamate them into a world of her own making.

After touring with JT Dontae released a summer party anthem sure to get you moving entitled “Shit Yeah” with him producing the TNkids live band along with analog synths and sing rapping the verse/choruses. “When you’re a mother, there’s a love that you experience with your kids that’s deeper than anything you can imagine. The love is beyond earth and beyond time and space, and it’s a connection that will be constant.

Listening to it on my way to class always gives me an extra bounce in my step, as does “KEYS TO THE KINGDOM” featuring Tiwa Savage and Mr Eazi. A lot of the imagery here applies to what is essentially Simba’s story of growing up – trusting yourself, being confident, and being proud of your roots. From these feel-good upbeat pieces, to the angsty “DON’T JEALOUS ME,” the album is an emotional journey.

“Our ancestors hold us through our own bodies, guiding us through our reflections.” But on “Nile,” the prince’s subconscious sits in the desert, “deep in denial,” unable to move past his mistakes, in self-imposed exile from his community. On “Scar,” the king comes to save his son from this danger but is murdered by Scar’s gang in the process. The prince, filled with fear, guilt and shame, runs away from his home as his kingdom mourns. As his father teaches him the stories of his ancestry and roots him in his history, the young prince is plunged into the Afro Future, dancing among ancestors, floating among stars in outer space, orbiting the Earth like a shooting star. Where The Lion King features “The Lion Sleeps Tonight,” Beyoncé amends the record on Black Is King, featuring “Mbube” instead. Its presence underscores and connects the global, centuries-long European extraction, exploitation and appropriation of our many cultures and people throughout the African Diaspora.

If you wish to promote your music , video and more (Including accessories or business/brand), Contact us here. The project comes packed with 27 solid tracks spiced with various artistic flavours, as various artists come with their styles. Dontae arranged “Suit N Tie” with full 300 piece marching band for Justin Timberlake in his Superbowl 52 performance. In an epic performance in 2019 Dontae arranged strings for Mary J. Blige’s lifetime achievement award on BET. He has been awarded the John Lennon International songwriting contest for winner Children’s music. Recently Dontae composed the music for Michelle Obama’s “Note To Self” on CBS by Gayle King.

But while Black may be king, this project and all its trappings position its auteur, as the voice-over says in the film, as the “divine archetype.” In that context, she raised the stakes herself. Especially when you include the dancers and special guests like Naomi Campbell and Adut Akech. I started taking notes and then gave up and just abandoned myself to the visual excess. Beyoncé is unquestionably the star of “Black Is King.” She’s presented as a panoply of archetypes — mother, boss, clubgoer, biker, queen — with an apparently infinite wardrobe that draws on ancient African iconography alongside extravagant haute couture. She places herself in glorious open landscapes, a mansion, a gritty warehouse and a leopard-patterned Rolls-Royce. As Lemonade called on Black women to divest from white supremacist patriarchy, Black Is King asks Black men to meet that same energy, do that same level of spirit work in the physical.

She also assembled an ambitious companion album that says more about family, tradition, responsibility and Africa than the movie does. As a singer, Beyoncé displays strengths throughout her vocal range, something perhaps best exemplified by her consistently stellar live performances. Her lower range is smooth and confident in the lower third and second octaves , her upper chest voice displays incredible emotion and power and her head voice is absolutely angelic.

Visually, Beyoncé showcases her stylistic and cultural influences, and there’s an overall bounce to the song that essentially makes it a hype track for the inspirational follow-up anthem, “Brown Skinned Girl.” Overall, Black Is King has pop culture appeal with its featured guests and cinematic polish; however, it’s the music that grounds the narrative. The following is every song in Disney+’sBlack Is King, and how the visuals relate to the lyrics. Much of Black Is King’s creative punch can be credited to the superstar’s longtime stylist, Zerina Akers.

070 Shake and Jessie Reyez’s moody villain feature “Scar” is moved up from being the second-to-last track to occurring early on in the visual album, during the “wildebeest” stampede . Burna Boy’s “Ja Are E” is delayed until we first see Simba as an adult, cruising through city streets without a care in the world. Beyoncé herself only appears briefly, but she gets down with a heavy-duty fireworks performance that anchorsBlack Is King’s final act.

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This scene is topped by Scar’s voice from the movie, gasping, “Simba, what have you done? Run away, Simba, and never return.” While 070 Shake and Jessie Reyez’s song “Scar” is the 25th track on the album, it arrives very early in “Black Is King” to coincide with the motorcycle stampede. “By using this material, the artist both celebrated the beauty of a mortal woman and transformed her into a transcendent being,” reads one description of a mukudj mask in the museum’s collection. Connie Chiume, who previously appeared in “Black Panther,” plays this film’s version of Simba’s mother, Sarabi. The scene takes place during the film’s famous opening number, “Circle of Life,” a song about the connection shared by all living things — a theme that Beyoncé echoes in “Bigger.” She then begins to sing “Bigger,” the second track on “The Gift,” which echoes the message of greater responsibility that Mufasa imparts to his son in the original film.

“Keys to the Kingdom” is more accessible than some of the early set-up tracks, and provides a welcomed change of pace for movie’s narrative. An inspirational track, “Nile” celebrates womanhood and the Black experience, but it’s not quite the party-starter that Beyoncé and Kendrick Lamar fans may have been expecting. Starring the iconic and multi-talented Beyoncé,Black Is King offers a cinematic experience that doesn’t disappoint with its music and choreography.

The video for “Apes—t,” a song she recorded with her husband, Jay-Z, found them performing in the Louvre in front of the Mona Lisa, while her 2018 Coachella performance was a tribute to the music and dance of historically Black colleges and universities. So while she has overseen an array of businesses not unusual for pop stars—her ventures include a fashion line, a fragrance, and a production company—her work is implicitly political and she has an increasing number of mediums at her disposal. When she releases records, the music is just part of a larger multimedia statement. While “Beyoncé” and its 2016 follow-up, “Lemonade,” contain some of the best songs of her career, each was released with a “visual album,” consisting of densely referential videos for each track that extended each album’s narrative. A musical film and visual album based on the music of The Gift was released on July 31, 2020 on Disney+. The film – directed, written, and executive produced by Beyoncé – tells the story of a young African prince who is exiled from his kingdom after the death of his father.

“It’s been a joy to discover new music and new ways of playing songs I’ve already heard,” he says of his inspiration to create this EP. Beyoncé comes through with yet another new song titled “Otherside” and is right here for your fast download. Use of and/or registration on any portion of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy, Privacy Statement and Cookie Notice. The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Religion News Service.

  • In the year since its release, the songs have become familiar, but these corresponding visuals add another element.
  • Simultaneously, the album also featured well-known artists of the popular American music scene, like Jay Z, Kendrick Lamar, and Pharrell Williams.
  • As one narrator points out, it’s also associated with “purity” and “the ability to be reborn.”
  • For the Luba people, located throughout much of south-central Democratic Republic of the Congo, royal sculptures and symbols would be covered in white powder, symbolizing a spiritual connection to ancestors.

Beyoncé and her fellow dancers, all draped in fuchsia, carry pink flowers on their heads — just like they did in the film’s previous beach scene. The shot recalls the baptism scene from earlier in the film, during the “Bigger” sequence. “Baby, oh, I’m not much of a talker / Baby, oh, can I drink from your water? / Baby, oh, meet me down by the river,” he sings. “We can dance to the rhythm / ‘Til the sun is high and the water runs dry.”

In Black Is King,Beyoncé engages with “today’s young kings and queens in search of their own crowns.” The film parallels the storyline of the 2019 remake The Lion King, and was filmed in numerous countries. Beyoncé is indeed the main attraction, yet Black Is King focuses on the human experience and what connects people of different backgrounds and complexions. To celebrate the release of Black Is King on Disney+, here are all 14 songs in Beyoncé’s Lion King-themed musical, ranked from best to least-best. The British singer-songwriter is credited as a lyricist for the inspirational song, BIGGER, and she hopped on the second chorus with Beyonce.

The album includes all the tracks included in the film in addition to 3 new tracks. This includes the standard and extended versions of “Black Parade”, which was released on June 19; the extended version of the song was only available on Tidal up until the album’s release. The other track included is a remix of “Find Your Way Back” by MeLo-X. Beyoncé called the album “sonic cinema” and said that the film “is a new experience of storytelling”, and that the album “is influenced by everything from R&B, pop, hip hop and Afro beat”. The songs were also produced by African producers, which Beyoncé said was because “authenticity and heart were important to “, since the film is set in Africa.

“Be your own king / make nobody come rule your world,” Ghanaian dancehall singer Shatta Wale teaches on the track. The prince can’t leave the responsibility for his growth to anyone else anymore. But he can grow in community with other men who are committed to decolonizing themselves and each other. Capitalism will not save the young prince or his people across the Diaspora. The memory of his father, of the community and the duty he’s left behind haunt him in the dream. No one is. “You are the king,” he’s reminded as he awakens, but he’s still unable to accept this duty.

Away from his community and the values he was raised with, the prince and his masculinity have been colonized by the world. Once he reconnects with this woman from his childhood, he begins decolonizing masculinity to not be something that eradicates or dominates femininity but exists with it in harmony. “Remember who you are,” the voice of his father commands from the other side.

The film is steeped in Christian iconography, from the ascension to Black baby Moses placed lovingly in a basket, to multiple paintings of Beyoncé as Madonna with child. Celebrities including Ava DuVernay, Rep. Barbara Lee, Gabrielle Union and Lupita Nyong’o participated in the trend. Several thinkpieces and articles were also produced in response to “Brown Skin Girl”. King Beyoncé’s new film takes you on a journey of Black art, music, history and fashion as the superstar transports you to Africa to tell the story of a young man in search of his crown, matched to epic songs she created while inspired by “The Lion King.” When we worked on the all-leopard and animal-print pieces, many people hadn’t successfully mixed animal prints in that way, and on so many people.

While she is credited with writing the song, so is singer-songwriter Syd. She is most known from her membership in Tyer the Creator’s music collective, Odd Future, and is currently the lead singer of multi-genre band, The Internet. “As a young black fashion designer life has been hard trying to make it in the fashion industry, especially luxury level,” she added. “My designs aim to highlight Black women and black culture in the best light possible. We are beautiful.” “The first time you will see custom @maisonvalentino couture in a music video,” Akers wrote on Instagram. “10 people and over 300 hours went into this handmade look. Every sequin was hand sewn.”

Beyoncé also pays homage to the woman’s role in bringing water — essentially, bringing life — to their families and villages in many areas of the world. “I finally feel this project is a huge shift for designers all around the world. The magic I speak about is the art of being seen.” As some fans have noted, the gown’s shape and shade of deep blue resemble a peacock, which aligns with the animal-inspired fashion choices for this song. Artwork is so prevalent in the “Mood 4 Eva” sequence that Beyoncé’s mother, Tina Knowles Lawson, is credited as an art curator for the film. Lawson previously revealed that some of the works were borrowed from her own collection.

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Michelle Kim for Pitchfork opines that the album “succeeds in introducing a whole new musical universe to the average American listener”. Writing for The Telegraph, Neil McCormick says, “The Gift is a quixotic compilation of tracks”, calling the album a “tipping point” for African artists worldwide. Bernadette Giacomazzo of HipHopDX also praised the album, saying that the album “trips the black fantastic” and that many songs were capable of standing independent of the film.

In “Already” (performed by Beyoncé, Shatta Wale and Major Lazer), we see the body on a pedestal, with sculptural moments that range from emphatic to dreamy as women stand on wooden crates. Like Beyoncé, they wear unitards that make it seem as if their bodies are covered in scales; finding a hypnotic groove, they shift their weight from side to side with elbows as bent as their knees. An overhead shot during “Brown Skin Girl,” in which dancers playing debutantes etch a diagonal line across the screen. The angle gives their voluminous ball gowns the look of tutus and turns their white gloves into wings as they slowly arch back. Opening their arms, they are transformed into beautiful Black swans.

An American icon, Beyoncé is a name who needs no introduction. With her initial foray into the world of music as part of Destiny’s Child, Beyoncé was springboarded to success in the early ’00s as her own solo artist with the iconic Dangerously in Love, immediately cementing her in the American pop music canon. From then on, she has only gone from strength to strength, with her more recent outings displaying both her growth as a songwriter and a performer. Working on the synchronized swimming look was quite the task. Roxx made, I believe, in two days, all of the catsuits for the swimmers.

After touring with JT Dontae released a summer party anthem sure to get you moving entitled “Shit Yeah” with him producing the TNkids live band along with analog synths and sing rapping the verse/choruses. “When you’re a mother, there’s a love that you experience with your kids that’s deeper than anything you can imagine. The love is beyond earth and beyond time and space, and it’s a connection that will be constant.

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Also at USC he studied with jazz legend Bobby Shew, string arranger Jeremy Lubbock, Studio trumpet legend Gary Grant, and Gospel Composer Margaret Douroux. His new work “Trumpet And A Mic”, available everywhere, is a short film he directed, orchestrated, and composed music for about his life and overcoming obstacles while turning pain into redemptive power through faith. Dontae Winslow is one of the most versatile in-demand trumpeter/arranger/composers on the Hollywood music scene.

Dontae has performed in front of millions in the 2020 Experience World tour, Legends of Summer World Tour, and Man of The Woods World Tour. He has alo been on the bands of Lady Antebellum , D’angelo , Kamasi Washington, Raphael Saadiq, Lauryn Hill, Jill Scott, and most recently has been the arranger, orchestrator, and Music director for Queen Latifah. Before you can engage with Beyoncé’s artistic output, and specifically with Black Is King, her new Lion King-inspired visual album, ask yourself that question and be honest about the answer.

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Dressing the Black girl synchronized swimmers in these crystal swimsuits was just stunning. Venus Prototype made the latex swim caps, and Timothy White really transformed a Solace London dress into a corseted bodysuit. Beyoncé had this idea that she wanted cat-eye goggles, so Kerin Rose brought those to life for us. So it was this really opulent experience of wanting to, and even leaning into the world of André Leon Talley, like, decked out in Louis Vuitton playing on the tennis court. “Mood 4 Eva” was single handedly the largest project I’ve ever worked on in terms of scale and people. We had about 70 extras, and having to dress them all, it wasn’t just one large scene at once.

There’s a playful quality within the film itself, as the focal artist reunites with various friends. However, it’s the lyrical depth that makes “Brown Skinned Girl” a standout song. Another song that immediately feels like #1 Beyoncé single, “Already” initially pops in Black Is King due the Vogue-like character posing and high-art visual feel. The melodic wordplay and repetitive phrasing seemingly references modern hip-hop trends, while various insert images shift the emphasis to male Kings of all ages.

Shortly after releasing “Mood 4 Eva“; American songstress, Beyonce has released another music video titled “Otherside”. All trailers, clips, images, music videos and titles, are copyright their respective studios, label and/or production companies. Not unlike the film, The Gift chronicles a saga of personal growth, filtered through some of the brightest stars in Afrobeats and Afrofusion. Artists like Mr Eazi, Yemi Alade, Burna Boy, Tiwa Savage, and Tekno sing in multiple languages about embracing blessings (“JA ARA E”), staying the path (“DON’T JEALOUS ME”), and rising into your own majesty (“KEYS TO THE KINGDOM”).

Maybe… probably… definitely… depending on who you ask in my family. My grandfather was always open about his conversion; my grandmother, not so much. It was a challenging project to take on, but I thought that Beyonce’s representation of the beloved classic Lion King was powerful and very well-done. The album is a noble dedication to Africa, which is best evident by its transportative quality.

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Linda wrote the 1939 song “Mbube,” famously known as “The Lion Sleeps Tonight,” which is featured in the original The Lion King. He died penniless on October 8, 1962, long before the 1994 animated classic, and his family had to sue Disney for royalties and for Linda to get his credit. Yep, his appropriately titled Covers EP dropped today, and it’s six tracks of piano-led, heart swelling balladry that feel, through James Blake’s voice, wholly original.

Black Is King begins with the whisper of that victory into the ear of a baby boy, before the world can even get ahold of him with its lies. His journey has been rough, mirroring the Biblical character Moses, who was put in a basket and floated down stream. He’s safe now, carried by Beyoncé, symbolizing both Queen Bithiah the adopted mother of Moses and his ancestor, draped in white, bathing her newfound son that was rescued from the water. African priests attend them, as well as other mothers bathing their newborns.

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Lyrically, “Scar” is a potent warning song, but unfortunately fades away too quickly. There’s a “Thriller” element to this particular Black Is Kingproduction, which suggests that it could potentially be developed into an official music video. Within the Disney+ film, though, it’s just another passing moment, memorable as it may be. Beyoncéhas released a back-to-back music video for her songs ‘Spirit’ and ‘Bigger’ off her Lion King-inspired album, The Gift. The double video came with the album on 19 July, just days from the release of the 2019 reboot of Disney’s The Lion King. There’s still some “Lion King” material in the “Black Is King” visual album to detail some of its messages, along with bits of lectures that equate kingship with responsible manhood.

This imagery challenges Disney to improve representation for Black women and — as the song explicitly states — brown-skinned girls. The ballroom clearly recalls images of classic Disney movies like “Cinderella,” which push a traditional narrative of a white princess finding her prince. WizKid was memorably featured on Drake’s 2016 smash hit “One Dance.” He’s a featured artist on “Brown Skin Girl,” alongside SAINt JHN and Beyoncé’s eldest daughter Blue Ivy. “I see us reflected in the world’s most heavenly things. Black is king. We were beauty before they knew what beauty was.”

The W internship led to jobs assisting stylists like Camilla Nickerson, Lori Goldstein, and B. A few months later, she heard that Beyoncé was looking for a full-time stylist, and after a one-month trial, Akers was in. A match made in fashion heaven, their first collaboration was on the Beyoncé’s Instagram editorials back in 2014, which have become part of Beyoncé’s visual storytelling. With every project they embark on together, they go bigger, harder, than the last. “Spirit” allows Beyoncé to showcase her vocal range, and a full gospel choir adds an epic quality to correlate with theThe Lion King premise. The song progressively builds, both sonically and visually, as Beyoncé incorporates outdoor choreography sequences that captures a sense of unity and universal connections.

His trumpet/arranging/songwriting can be heard on classics such as Kanye West’s grammy winning “We Major” from the multi-platinum Late Registration, Jayz’s “I Made it”, Dr. Dre’s Compton Movie Soundtrack . The Final track “Talking to My Diary” uses a 2minute jazz trumpet solo after Dre’s verse over a hiphop song which was Dontae’s 1st take. He also plays on Kendrick Lamar’s “County Building Blues”, Snoop Dog’s Ego Trippin, Aloe Blacc’s smash song “I’m the Man”, and Beyonce’s Huge Ego among countless other hits. He has toured in the band of Justin Timberlake since 2013 where he performs in the Netflix Movie “JT & The Tennessee Kids.

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Beyonce shed the limelight on several underrated African artists, including Burna Boy, Tiwa Savage, and Salatiel. Simultaneously, the album also featured well-known artists of the popular American music scene, like Jay Z, Kendrick Lamar, and Pharrell Williams. Incorporating new artists into such a large-scale production led many to the discovery of the underground Afrobeats genre, and introduced deserving talent to a much wider, global audience. One of the coolest structural aspects of this album was the fact that it essentially was the movie in condensed form, with vocal clips grabbed right from the movie in chronological order. Even if you didn’t know the plot , you would still definitely get the gist of it.

Along with several Beyoncé songs, the LP features contributions from Kendrick Lamar, JAY-Z, Childish Gambino, 070 Shake, Tierra Whack, Pharrell and more. In addition, there’s a song with Blue Ivy, Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s daughter. Traditional African art, or imitations of it, gets screen time too. Backup dancers in “Find Your Way Back” sport kanaga masks topped with crossbars, worn by the Dogon people of Mali; “Ja Ara E” features a spirit in a full-body raffia costume, familiar from Mende masquerades. And there’s a knowing flash of a catalog of Yoruba masks and sculpture by Robert Farris Thompson, the influential historian of West African art.

Mufasa, voiced by James Earl Jones, can be heard telling his son about “the great kings in the past” who look down from the stars — while the film’s version of Mufasa hands young Simba a golden idol. For the Luba people, located throughout much of south-central Democratic Republic of the Congo, royal sculptures and symbols would be covered in white powder, symbolizing a spiritual connection to ancestors. The Punu people in Central Africa would use Kaolin, a soft white clay, to color artifacts and masks. The portrait of Beyoncé holding a baby is similar to the popular depictions of “Madonna and Child” throughout art history, dating back to the Ancient Roman Empire. During an intermission in “Bigger,” the film’s royal family is officially introduced.

Beyoncé knows what an anthem sounds like, but most of the collaboration-heavy songs don’t earn that label. Rather than accumulating energy, tracks such as the otherwise exciting “Don’t Jealous Me” and the fluttery “Keys to the Kingdom” just rotate through verses and then, unceremoniously, end. It’s likely no coincidence that the punchiest songs are the ones where she herself gets to connect the political, personal, and mythical themes of the project. For example, “Otherside” moves from beautiful to stunning when the Nigerian producer Bankulli enters by chanting in Yoruba and Beyoncé joins him, low and smoldering, in Swahili. “Mababu Katika Mawingu” goes their refrain, which translates to “grandfathers in the clouds”—a nod not only at a key Lion King scene, but also at the shared heritage that Beyoncé is trying to evoke and reclaim throughout the album. On July 31, 2020, alongside the release of Black Is King, Beyoncé released a deluxe edition of the album.

Though the music videos are not really connected, there is a very loose Black Is King plot. Beyoncé picks up a baby that was in basket, Moses-style, at the beginning of the film. From there, Simba—played by child actor Folajomi Akinmurele, and later played by Nyaniso Dzedze as an adult—is often seen in the interludes or in the music videos. He runs in fear from Mr. Eazi in “DON’T JEALOUS ME,” and dreams of being rich in “MOOD 4 EVA.” But again, it’s a very loose plot.

At the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards, Black Is King was nominated for Best Music Film, while the “Brown Skin Girl” video was nominated for Best Music Video. Following the release of Black Is King in July 2020, the album re-entered the Billboard 200 at number ten. The latest and greatest in pop music, all in one subreddit. It’s so meaningful and the ending she sings in Swahili is beautiful! Get the hottest music, news and videos delivered directly to your inbox.

There’s a sense of sorrow to this particular track, but it’s ultimately about loyalty and ensuring a loved one that they’ll never be alone. Musically, “Water” aligns with so many of Beyoncé’s fast-paced hits, whether it’s a solo artist or as a member of Destiny’s Child. The inclusion of Pharrell Williams suggests the song will truly have universal appeal, and lyrics like “we can dance to the rhythm”provide a universal message to complement the fluid title.

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Every scene is packed with carefully chosen outfits, references to the original “Lion King” story, and allusions to pan-African cultures, beliefs, and rituals. The hour-long project took more than one year to film, in a variety of locations worldwide such as Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa, New York, California, and Belgium. In the latter’s video, a familiar plot unfolds as Bey draws on biblical references in which she places a newborn baby in a basket, sending it into the river to avoid impending disaster on earth. To commemorate the film’s first anniversary, Beyonce has completed the full catalog of clips for the tracks featured in the film on YouTube and Disney +.

“This is sonic cinema,” Beyoncé said in thestatement announcing the new album. I wanted to do more than find a collection of songs that were inspired by the film. It is a mixture of genres and collaboration that isn’t one sound. It is influenced by everything from R&B, pop, hip hop and Afro Beat.” Stream The Gift July 19.

Beyoncé also recites Warsan Shire’s poetry to insist on Africa’s ancestral legacies and the glories of Black beauty. Other transitions use African traditional music from Smithsonian Folkways recordings, tacitly suggesting the continuity of old and new. And now and then, there are glimpses within the music, like a magnificent, purple-suited choir joining Beyoncé to sing “Spirit” a cappella.

The project isn’t for Africans alone, so other artists, like the Canadian, Jessie Reyez, American, Childish Gambino, Pharrell Williams and more. The project also saw Blue Ivy Carter, the Carters daughter, feature on one of the tracks, ‘BROWN SKIN GIRL’. Although he lives in London now, Yousefzada returns to Birmingham often, helping to take care of his elderly mother. He was born and raised two miles away from Selfridges in Balsall Heath, in a strict Muslim household and close-knit, working-class Pashtun community. He was well into his teens by the time he travelled the short distance to the city centre.

Jigga’s joint with Bey, “Mood 4 Eva,” is “a whole mood,” as she sings in the track. Playing like a sequel to their brilliant “Apes – – t” video shot at the Louvre, it’s all about black opulence. Beyoncé even has an old white male servant who brushes her teeth. Flipping the racial script on old Hollywood glamour, there’s a synchronized-swimming sequence with B and a squad of black females in sparkly pink swimsuits. James Blake is probably one of the most underappreciated artists in EDM; and sort of predictably so, as his music doesn’t fit the typical festival archetype of electronic music.

Lyrics are penned by Herself and the song is from the Black Is King Album published under the label of Columbia Records, Sony Music Entertainment, and Parkwood Entertainment. Describe what artist is trying to say in a certain line, whether it’s personal feelings, strong statement or something else. The Lion King resembles so many other works less because it is retelling an old story and more because it is telling a simple story, one that people across cultures can’t help but see themselves in. It is about exile, awakening, and restoration; it is about growing up, death, and duty. Narratives of its kind are like some lightweight super-material, able to bend to multiple purposes, but not break.

That reductive adoration can feel empowering to African Americans but equally as offensive to someone from Accra, Lagos, or JoBurg who see their cultures as being essentialized and flattened. The initial trailer on Twitter was met with ire from some of these critics who replied with images of metropolitan cities and expressed the desire to see less animal print and hides and more Lamborghinis to signal Africa’s seldom celebrated modernness. When the trailer for BIK dropped on June 28, it was met with all the enthusiasm and gleeful hyperbole one would expect for Beyoncé, but the din of the BeyHive’s buzz was pierced by the shouts of critics who found fault in the 70-second clip. The loudest early criticism came from African people on social media — those with immediate connections to the Continent, its 54 countries, and countless cultures and ethnic groups. They criticized the “Wakandafication of Africa” and were wary of yet another depiction of their continent as homogenized, primitive, tribal, and underdeveloped. For too long, the world’s view of Africa has been a deprecating one — a concentrated form of anti-Blackness that cast Africa as a destitute and backward Dark Continent.

That’s important for me, for every project we’re on to just consistently amplify the voices and the visibility of Black designers. They’re twin sisters; they’re Nigerian, born and raised in Brooklyn. They interpret their jewelry with a traditional African artistry approach, but a little bit ghetto. To me, that is the epitome of exactly what this visual album called for. It’s highlighting and celebrating Africa and the African diaspora. In this grimy track, Tekno creates a big mood with his vocal incantations, and Yemi Alade takes the lead, visually, with a spectacular dance performance.

Dontae arranged string orchestra for Eminem’s Coachella performance with Dr.Dre in 2017. He also arranged live string arrangements for Eminem’s MTV EURO’s premiere of “Walk On Water” as well as his SNL performance of Walk on Water, Stan, and Love The Way You Lie. As with The Gift, it includes Beyoncé’s new song “Spirit.” The CGI live-action remake of the The Lion King hits theaters July 18. “I began to search for deeper meaning when life began to teach me lessons I didn’t know I needed,” the singer told Elle.

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The track-clip-track alternation perfectly narrates the plot, and erases the lines between the audio and visual aspects of the movie. The buzzing backtrack of “NILE” is reminiscent of ripples in water, “BIGGER” of the unstoppable, awe-inspiring Circle of Life churning in the African savanna. “Already,” which was released as a music video shortly before “Black Is King” dropped, is worthy of that spotlight. Not only is the choreography popping — with some of the best of the African-inspired dance moves here — but Beyoncé rocks several bodysuits that show off her curves. She even appears to be almost nude in one of them (but she isn’t).

I called in a lot of her pieces for “Formation,” but it didn’t end up on Beyoncé, so I’ve been trying every now and then to include her. So this piece, interestingly enough, started out as pants, and we turned the pants into little hot shorts, because Beyoncé wanted to dance in them. Typically, a lot of West African fabrics don’t stretch, so we had to create these gussets under the arms, so she could have some freedom of movement.

His first private lessons were with Jari Villanueva, then continued trumpet and learned to read music from Carolyn Foulkes in high school. At The New School Dontae studied with Roy Hargrove who would become a life musical mentor until his passing. In college at the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University Dontae studied with Wayne Cameron for undergrad, and Langston Fitzgerald III for graduate in classical trumpet performance. He has always had great jazz lessons from Maryland based jazz giant trumpeter Tom Williams and has been mentored by Jon Faddis and Wallace Roney. As a recipient of the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Fellowship at USC Dontae studied jazz trumpet, composition, and film scoring with jazz legend trumpeter/composer Terence Blanchard.

The continent’s influence is partly rendered in the music itself. On the mostly solo Beyoncé track “Find Your Way Back,” for example, the airy guitar strums of Ghanaian highlife evoke a twilight between hope and melancholy. Later, the thrilling “My Power” dramatizes the climactic Scar-Simba battle to the punishing beat of gqom, South African house music. Throughout The Gift, the rhythmic trickiness of Nigerian Afrobeats and the lilt of Jamaican dembow not only widen the expected palette, but also serve as reminders of how much the African diaspora already shapes Western pop. To many Americans, the novelty of the arrangements will be noticeable, but not disorienting, as their drive-time radio has been trending toward these sounds already. She called the project “sonic cinema,” which may sound pretentious, but it’s really a way of saying it’s another of her sing-along exercises in storytelling and signifying.

“With this visual album, I wanted to present elements of Black history and African tradition, with a modern twist and a universal message, and what it truly means to find your self-identity and build a legacy,” Beyoncé wrote on Instagram. “I spent a lot of time exploring and absorbing the lessons of past generations and the rich history of different African customs.” Beyoncé’s newest visual album may be her most culturally dense and aesthetically rich project to date. Beyoncé recently released her newest visual album, “Black Is King,” on Disney Plus. The visual album combines imagery from both ‘The Lion King’ and the story of Moses to create a compelling allegory about the African diaspora. One of the most notable aspects of this album is how generously it dipped into native talent and, as a result, created more authentic representation for African sound and culture.

Now you can also download videos Beyonce Otherside Slowed Reverb mp4. They also pause in arresting, stationary balancing poses, whether kneeling or with a leg extended high to the side; when Beyoncé bends backward, the others wrap around her body like a pile of tangled snakes. In another scene, dancers from the DWP Academy in Ghana perform a driving unison line dance with the intense, passionate Dancegod Lloyd front and center. It points to the mix of African and American that Beyoncé seems intent on getting right. In this celebration of the Black body, there is music worthy of a thousand dances .

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In the week after Lemonade, Damon Young of Very Smart Brothas put together a list of Black male artists with the potential to meet the moment and create a Lemonade for Black men. Rappers like Drake, Kendrick Lamar, and even Mrs. Carter’s husband were mentioned as possible contenders who had the stature and skill to create art for Black men at a similar level. NagarLyricsHub is one of the best and trusted source for finding the lyrics of Any Song, To request an English translation of any Punjabi song, or any other language Visit Contact us page. Otherside Lyrics Meaning in English sung by Beyoncé is an English song that has been released. Actress Beyoncé is featuring in this song in a lead female role.

Visually, Beyoncé showcases her stylistic and cultural influences, and there’s an overall bounce to the song that essentially makes it a hype track for the inspirational follow-up anthem, “Brown Skinned Girl.” Overall, Black Is King has pop culture appeal with its featured guests and cinematic polish; however, it’s the music that grounds the narrative. The following is every song in Disney+’sBlack Is King, and how the visuals relate to the lyrics. Much of Black Is King’s creative punch can be credited to the superstar’s longtime stylist, Zerina Akers.

Every time I watch the movie I’m transported to my happy childhood and the familiar immortal utopia that Disney is so masterful at creating. “It consciously uses bright, bold colors to remind us to smile. I used a lot of neon yellow and coral mixed with baby blue and earth tones that felt soothing,” she described. “They brought me joy and made me smile in the midst of a tough time for all of us.” The star also mentioned how fashion has been “a place of escape” for her and her family.

But of course, the real centrepiece is that gorgeous cover of Frank’s “Godspeed”; his honey falsetto fitting its bittersweetness perfectly. Given that the film tells the story of a Black boy, it’s not surprising Beyoncé dedicated it to Sir—but obviously the internet is going to make some jokes about how she left out Blue and Rumi. Beyonce lyrics are property and copyright of their owners. “Otherside” lyrics provided for educational purposes and personal use only. All lyrics provided for educational purposes and personal use only.

The richness in the skin tones of black people is captured throughout “Black Is King” by a host of cinematographers, but “Brown Skin Girl” is a special ode to melanin-blessed beauty. Naomi Campbell, Lupita Nyong’o and Beyoncé’s former Destiny’s Child cohort Kelly Rowland — all of whom B name-checks in the song — appear here in all of their brown-skin glory. But it’s Blue Ivy, who sings on the tune, who brings it all home. The near 9-minute video sees Beyoncé in various colourful outfits, dancing around vast picturesque landscapes of Africa. ‘Spirit’ + ‘Bigger’ also features the artistic group choreography that Queen Bey is known for, as well as appearances from Blue Ivy.

Musically, “Mood 4 Eva” calls back to so many of the couple’s most beloved collaborations, and the visual aesthetic reminds audiences that Bey and Jay are indeed a real-life power couple with true clout. As the frosting on top of the cake, there are cinematic references to the 1988 Eddie Murphy film Coming to America (see Beyoncé’s toothbrush moment). For most Disney+ viewers, the highlight may be the visuals featuring Canadian artist Jessie Reyez, who provides a spooky performance in the woods via a distorted audio effect.

Making use of his phenomenal voice and often producing very mellow, melodic songs doesn’t get you fist-pumping at a club in the middle of the night. However, the electronic elements he layers on top of his songs give them a wonderful new life. Beyoncé revealed the track list for the new Lion King-inspired album on Tuesday as well.

070 Shake and Jessie Reyez’s moody villain feature “Scar” is moved up from being the second-to-last track to occurring early on in the visual album, during the “wildebeest” stampede . Burna Boy’s “Ja Are E” is delayed until we first see Simba as an adult, cruising through city streets without a care in the world. Beyoncé herself only appears briefly, but she gets down with a heavy-duty fireworks performance that anchorsBlack Is King’s final act.

“Spirit” is a timeless track, one that ends with a final visual reveal that poignantly brings the narrative full circle. Featuring some major island vibes, “Keys to the Kingdom” provides a huge platform for Tiwa Savage and Mr Eazy, both of whom fill in for Beyoncé and keep the narrative moving along. Visually, it’s a day-in-the-life sequence for the Disney+ film, and the lyrics are just repetitive enough to keep the audience bouncing to the beat.

Because of European slavery and colonization throughout Africa and its Diaspora, our ideas of what makes a man have been warped and toxified. Religious and social mores that were never ours were forced upon us under threat of death or worse. Black Is King calls upon Black men to throw off the shackles of colonized masculinity which leads to violence against women and girls, queerphobia, and destruction of self. Beyoncé offers instead an African way of being, which leads to healing for oneself and one’s global community as a duty.

Its diverse, colorful sound is a tribute to every creature within the Circle of Life, from the tiniest ant to the largest elephant. Looking like the picture of natural, brown-skin beauty in a billowy white dress, Beyoncé makes her entrance cradling an infant on the beach as she sings “Bigger” — an atmospheric ballad that is one of the real highlights — as if it were a lullaby. “We’re part of something way bigger,” she sings, and it becomes a real circle-of-life moment with appearances by Bey’s 8-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy. Blake’s decision to tackle “when the party’s over” will likely leave Eilish pretty flattered. By sheer coincidence, it was just earlier this week that the young pop megastar named “Are You Even Real? Another way to prevent getting this page in the future is to use Privacy Pass.

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Moses has always loomed large among African-Americans seeking freedom. It is why Harriet Tubman sang the spiritual “Go Down, Moses” as a code to identify herself to those enslaved people who wanted to go with her to the Promised Land. This is because that baby was never just a baby, and this story was never really simply the human version of Simba’s journey into manhood, much less kingship.

Though the film chronicled Beyoncé’s cycle of grief and healing after her husband Jay-Z’s infidelity, Lemonade is much more than the diary of a woman scorned. It was an exorcism of generational curses and a recipe to decolonize both romantic love and self-image. Black women around the world converged on Twitter to bask in Beyoncé’s celebration of Blackness and the power of motherhood, sisterhood and spirituality, both ancient and new, to help heal inherited wounds.

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