Black girl magic, pure vulnerability, the path to forgiveness... Beyonce did it all in one hour.
Beyonce released her highly anticipated visual album “LEMONADE” on Saturday, April 23. This revolutionary movie has given a new meaning to black girl magic and the way the world will look at visual albums forever.
The hour long visual aired on HBO and was exclusively released on Tidal shortly after. In this movie, Beyonce uncovers the truth of her husband’s infidelity and the emotional rollercoaster it took for her to forgive him and start anew. Needless to say, buzz of this new movie has reached every social media platform. Reactions from the fans are all over the place:
Most importantly, the film uncovers the beauty and significance of black women in America. It is the epitome of black girl magic. Which she makes clear in the film where she sampled a quote by Malcolm X:
“The most disrespected person in America is the black woman. The most unprotected person in America is the black woman. The most neglected person in America is the black women.” -Malcolm X
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Beyonce casted mostly black women in this film, including Serena Williams, Amandla Stenberg, and Zendaya. The high representation of black women in this video served as an inspiration for young black girls everywhere.
The composition of this video includes breathtaking visuals that are inspired by her home state of Texas and transitions of spoken word written by the famous poet Warsan Shire.
This video has changed the way we think of visual albums, which just goes to show that Beyonce has changed the game forever, once again!
The album is now being sold on iTunes and there has been no word of it being available on Spotify anytime soon.
Written By: Lidia Abraha