Beyoncé Confirms She's Queen in Her New Visual Album Trailer "Black Is King"

Alicia Brunker

After voicing Nala in The Lion King remake last year, Beyoncé's work with Disney isn't over. In surprise news, the songstress revealed she's dropping "Black Is King" — a visual album based on the live-action film's soundtrack — to the company's streaming platform, Disney+.

Written, directed, and produced by Beyoncé herself, the secret project will premiere globally on July 31 and feature special guests, including Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell, and Childish Gambino, as well as husband Jay-Z and daughter Blue Ivy.

On Saturday, Bey released a teaser trailer for the album on her website. "The journey is a gift," she narrates while looking like a queen in a ram-inspired headdress, gold jewelry, and a cow print dress on horseback. "The ancestors never left you."

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“‘Black Is King’ is a celebratory memoir for the world on the Black experience,” Disney and Beyoncé’s Parkwood Entertainment said in a statement per Variety. “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.”

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