When we thought there’s no way Beyoncé can top the visuals from her last self-titled album, she wowed us again with a powerful and soul-snatching visual album for her latest, ‘Lemonade’.
The imagery, the message, and the symbolism of womanhood had me all in the feels and I must say…you cannot deny the talent this woman possesses as an artist. She has a special way of lyrically and emotionally connecting with her fans through her music and visuals so much, that it’s almost scary!
‘Lemonade’ debuted on HBO last night and it left her fans with not only snatched edges but questions regarding Beyoncé’s marriage to Hip-Hop star, Jay-Z. A couple of her new singles implies cheating on his part, but of course, they’re only rumors and can’t be proven to be true, unless Jay-Z confesses. Meanwhile, Jay-Z and Beyoncé hold hands, as they take a nice walk to the bank.
Cheating rumor aside, I say let’s focus on the message and the beautiful videography that was captured to create this unique project. Whoever envisioned the treatment should be awarded a Nobel Peace Prize.
I take Lemonade’s message as a reminder of just how gotdamn special BLACK WOMEN are. We are bold and strong, yet vulnerable and emotional. We’re controversial, yet subtle. We can be loud and quiet at the same time. We want to be loved, but we have our limits. We can do for ourselves, but we want to be cared for. We are powerful but shouldn’t be afraid to show our weaknesses.
Every woman (black, white, etc.) has had their fair share of lemons thrown their way, but as “Hattie” says, when life hands you lemons, you make lemonade.
How about the special guests that made appearances?
And the courageous mothers of Mike Brown, Trayvon Martin, and Eric Gardner
The tributes to their sons were breathtaking, yet a painful reminder of the injustices we face, regarding our men and young brothas.
This entire project touched us in so many ways. The imagery of womanhood, the spoken word from Warsan Shire, the New Orleans influence, and the boldness of it all is beautiful.
‘Lemonade’ is now available on Tidal. Do yourselves a favor and watch.