This film is a part of her contract with Disney and was written, directed, and executive-produced by Beyoncé herself, premiering July 31 on Disney+.
She previously released a short teaser of the visual album which was widely criticized for its portrayal of Africa and its certain bundling together of the cultures of the African people.
Now a second trailer has been released and it features Beyoncé, JAY-Z, Kelly Rowland, Naomi Campbell, Tina Knowles-Lawson, Yemi Alade, Adut Akech and more.
Black is King has been in production for a year and follows a young king’s journey as he finds himself with his ancestors guiding him.
“You were formed by the heat of the galaxy. What a thing to be, both unique and familiar, to be one and the same — and still unlike any other,” Beyonce says as a young boy floats in space before a bright flash reveals the superstar carrying a baby boy.
“Life is a set of choices: Lead, or be led astray,” she continues. “Follow your light…or lose it.”
Watch the trailer below: