Beyoncé has done it again.
The visuals are, of course, incredible. And her daughter Blue Ivy is in it, so we love it even more.
Not only is the video beautiful, it’s packed with Easter eggs pointing sharp-eyed viewers toward Africa. She even got one of her outfits custom-made from Senegal.
The album, to be released on the same day as the movie, is a 14-track accompaniment to the film. The singer curated and produced the album herself, so it’s almost like a bonus Beyoncé album.
In an interview with ABC ahead of the video’s release, she called the album a “love letter to Africa.”
“I wanted to make sure we found the best talent from Africa and not just use some of the sound and did my own interpretation of it. I wanted it to be authentic to what is beautiful about the music in Africa,” she said.
It’s not just talk. In addition to popular American artists like Kendrick Lamar and Childish Gambino, the album features musicians from Nigeria, Ghana, Cameroon and South Africa.
Our ears, and best pair of headphones, are ready.