Simply after the documentary Homecoming: A Movie by Beyoncé was launched on Netflix early Wednesday morning, the 37-year-old singer gave her followers one other shock: Homecoming: The Stay Album, the album model of her Coachella set.
Each the documentary and the album cowl the historic Coachella efficiency. Beyoncé, the first black girl to headline the music pageant, paid tribute to traditionally black faculties throughout her set and stunned followers by bringing out her Future’s Little one groupmates Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams.
Homecoming: The Stay Album accommodates 40 tracks spanning her two weekends performing on the music pageant, together with a particular model of “Raise Each Voice and Sing” sung by Beyoncé’s 7-year-old daughter Blue Ivy in rehearsals.
The album is out there on most main streaming providers, together with Spotify and Apple Music.
“It was one of many hardest jobs I’ve taken on however I knew that I needed to push myself and my staff to transcend nice to legendary,” Beyoncé mentioned of her Coachella efficiency.
“We knew nothing like this was ever performed on a pageant stage earlier than and it wanted to be iconic past evaluate,” she continued. “The efficiency was an homage to an necessary a part of African American tradition. It needed to be true to those that know and entertaining and enlightening to those that wanted to study. In making the movie and re-telling the story, the aim remained the identical.”
Final week, Netflix teased the discharge of the documentary with a mysterious submit that merely learn “Homecoming.”
The subsequent day, alongside a trailer, the streaming service wrote on social media that the documentary can be “an in-depth take a look at Beyoncé’s celebrated 2018 Coachella efficiency from artistic idea to cultural motion.”
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“It’s arduous to consider that in any case these years I used to be the primary African-American girl to headline Coachella,” Beyoncé mentioned within the documentary. “It was necessary to me that everybody that had by no means seen themselves represented felt like they had been on that stage with us.”
“As a black girl, I used to really feel just like the world wished me to remain in my little field, and black girls usually really feel underestimated,” she continued. “I wished us to be pleased with not solely the present however the course of, pleased with the wrestle, grateful for the sweetness that comes with a painful historical past and rejoice within the ache, rejoice within the imperfections and the wrongs which can be so rattling proper.”
The singer added within the documentary: “And I wished everybody to really feel grateful for his or her curves, their sass, their honesty — grateful for his or her freedom. It was no guidelines, and we had been in a position to create a free, protected area the place none of us had been marginalized.”