Music: Beyoncé Drops New “Homecoming” Album and Documentary
Beyoncé just dropped a live album called “Homecoming” at midnight on Wednesday to go with her new documentary. It is her seventh album and it features 40 live tracks from her performance on Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival last year. As aforementioned, the album comes with a Netflix documentary and concert film which is 137-minute long titled, “Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé.” Watch the film’s trailer below.
Beyoncé made history last year as the first African-American woman to headline Coachella ever since its inception in 1999. Her 2018 Coachella performance was highly acclaimed with 100 dancers and guests such as her sister Solange, husband Jay-Z, and her former Destiny’s Child bandmates Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams.
The documentary, according to Time, has references to African-American thinkers, writers, activists, and historical figures of the 20th century such as Nina Simone, Toni Morrison, W.E.B. DuBois, Audre Lorde, Maya Angelou, Alice Walker to name a few making Homecoming a “homage to the heroes of black American culture.”
Meanwhile, Beyoncé took to twitter to reveal the cover of her new album.
“Homecoming” is now available for streaming through Spotify, Beyoncé’s website, TIDAL, and Apple Music. It contains the following tracks: “Formation,” “Hold Up,” “Freedom,” “Kitty Kat,” “Drunk in Love,” “Diva,” “I Care,” “Don’t Hurt Yourself,” and “Baby Boy” among many others.