Beyoncé is coming.
Just hours before her visual album Black Is King hits Disney+, Queen Bey delivers a sneak peek with the video for “ALREADY” featuring Shatta Wale and Major Lazer. Inspired by last year’s remake of The Lion King, the epic visual is a celebration of being Black and features stunning fashion and choreography, with a cameo from Shatta Wale.
Speaking with “GMA,” Bey opened up about her new film, which has been a year in the making. “I worked with a diverse group of very gifted directors and actors and creatives from all over the world to reimagine the story of The Lion King,” she said. “The narrative unfolds through music videos, fashion, dance, beautiful natural settings, and raw new talent.”
Black Is King was shot across the globe including Johannesburg, Ghana, London, Belgium, and the Grand Canyon, as well as Beyoncé’s own backyard. “It was truly a journey to bring this film to life and my hope for this film is that it shifts the global perception of the word Black, which has always meant inspiration and love and strength and beauty to me,” she added. “Black Is King means Black is regal and rich in history, in purpose, and in lineage.”
“ALREADY” can be found on The Lion King: The Gift, which was released last July. A deluxe edition of the album has also arrived with three bonus tracks include “BLACK PARADE” and the extended version, as well as the MELO-X remix to “FIND YOUR WAY BACK.”
Black Is King will be available to stream on Disney+ starting Friday at 12 a.m. PST / 3 a.m. EST.