Beyoncé Surprises Fans With Trailer for New Visual Album Coming to Disney+

June 28, 2020
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Disney+ is getting a dose of Queen Bey next month.

Beyoncé has just dropped the trailer for a new visual album, "Black Is King," which will be available on the streaming service beginning on July 31. The album is based off of the soundtrack of "The Lion King: The Gift," in which Beyoncé voiced Nala.

The album is written, directed, and executive produced by Beyoncé herself. It will star all of the soundtrack's featured artists and special guests, including Childish Gambino, Kendrick Lamar, and Pharrell.

The film reimagines the themes of "The Lion King" for a 2020 audience of "young kings and queens in search of their own crowns," Disney and Beyoncé's Parkwood Entertainment said in a statement.

"'Black Is King' is a celebratory memoir for the world on the Black experience," the statement reads.

"The film is a story for the ages that informs and rebuilds the present. A reunion of cultures and shared generational beliefs. A story of how the people left most broken have an extraordinary gift and a purposeful future."

The minute-long trailer, which is narrated by Beyoncé, features cameos from husband Jay-Z as well as their children Blue Ivy, Rumi, and Sir. It's inspired by visuals from "The Lion King."

As fans know, Beyoncé is no stranger to the surprise project drop. Just last week, she released a new song, "Black Parade," on her Instagram in celebration of Juneteenth.

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