Beyoncé has shared the second official trailer for her new visual album Black Is King inspired by The Lion King: The Gift. The project is arriving on Disney+ on July 31st.
Beyoncé is credited as writer, director and executive producer on the visual album.
“You were formed by the heat of the galaxy. What a thing to be, both unique and familiar,” Beyoncé says in voiceover. “To be one and the same, and still unlike any other.”
The visual album Black Is King arrives two weeks after the one-year anniversary of The Lion King’s theatrical release.
“The film reimagines the lessons from the 2019 blockbuster for today’s young kings and queens in search of their own crowns,” Disney said.
Black Is King, as seen in the trailer, will feature guests Jay-Z, fellow Destiny’s Child singer Kelly Rowland, Pharrell Williams, Tina Knowles-Lawson, Lupita Nyong’o, Naomi Campbell, models Aweng Ade-Chuol and Adut Akech and many of the artists that appear on The Gift album.
The singer collaborators on the project include her frequent music video director Jake Nava, Pierre Debusschere, “This Is America” creative director Ibra Ake, filmmakers Blitz Bazawule, Emmanuel Adjei, Dikayl Rimmasch and Jenn Nkiru and Beyoncé’s longtime collaborator Kwasi Fordjour.