Beyonce has been trending for two days straight after releasing a surprise album along with her highly anticipated Netflix film: Homecoming.
The 40-track album contains all the live songs (along with covers, remixes and refixes) performed during her historic two-hour Coachella set when she headlined the music festival in 2018.
It is broken down into 36 live tracks, 2 spoken word interludes and 2 new tracks, an official release of “I Been On” and a cover of Maze’s “Before I Let Go”.
— Justin Enriquez (@justinenriquez_) April 15, 2018
Stylized as HΘMΣCΘMING; subtitled: “A Film by Beyoncé,” the film is described as an “intimate, in-depth look” at her preparation in the months leading up to the music festival, revealing “the emotional road from creative concept to a cultural movement.”
According to CNN, “Homecoming” is a love letter to HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities). The title alone is a nod to the importance of homecomings on black campuses with its band and drumline performances, as well as sorority and fraternity events.
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Saw this written above photo and commentary by: Alisa Adamson Profit and thought i would share it with you https://apple.news/AmQP7CFzMQOS7gDDGvfigMw ❤️❤️I told Beyonce that i was afraid that the predominately white audience at Coachella would be confused by all of the black culture and Black college culture because it was something that they might not get. Her brave response to me made me feel a-bit selfish and ashamed. She said i have worked very hard to get to the point where i have a true voice and At this point in my life and my career i have a responsibility to do whats best for the world and not what is most popular “ She said that her hope is that after the show young people would research this culture and see how cool it is, and young people black and white would listen to “ LIFT EVERY VOICE AND SING and see how amazing the words are for us all and bridge the gap. She also hopes that it will encourage young kids to enroll in our amazing HIstorically Black Colleges and Universities . I stand corrected ❤️
Homecoming the album is available on all major streaming platforms worldwide and HΘMΣCΘMING; A Film by Beyoncé is streaming now on Netflix.