Beyonce surprises beyhive with new Coachella 'Homecoming' live album
The album includes 40 tracks from the historic Beychella performance and also includes a recording of Blue Ivy singing 'Lift Every Voice and Sing'.
Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter was all the storm the Coachella Festival desert needed in April 2018. So much so that the pyramid-shaped stage on which the performance took place was on display at Coachella 2019, and there is now a Netflix show on the two nights of performances that made history. 'Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé,' premiered early Wednesday on Netflix, and Queen Bey's hive is abuzz! The documentary offers viewers a closer look into the performances that made history, as the first ever black woman to headline Coachella rocked the show like never before. And, to make things even better, Beyoncé also dropped 'Homecoming: The Live Album' on her husband Jay-Z's streaming service, Tidal.
While whispers were doing the rounds and hints about a new album 'B7' had surfaced on social media earlier during the day, little did the Beyhive know that they were in for a double treat with the 'Homecoming' documentary. The delightful 40-track album also includes a recording of Beyonce's daughter Blue Ivy singing 'Lift Every Voice and Sing' and a new studio take on Bey’s cover of Frankie Beverly and Maze’s 1981 hit 'Before I Let Go.'
The choreo. The dancers. The band. The precision. The dedication. The perseverance. The intentionality. The discipline. How can you not be inspired after seeing this film?— Netflix US aka BEYFLIX (@netflix) April 17, 2019
What a time to be alive. #BeyoncéHomecoming pic.twitter.com/O41Kfq2foa
Most of the album is taken from Bey's 2018 headline performance at the California music festival which was a marching-band-fueled tribute to the historically black universities of America. The powerful performance was backed by dozens of dancers and spot-on choreography, in classic Queen Bey style. 'The Homecoming' documentary provides viewers with insights into the production and backstage moments that went into the creation of the on-stage marvel. Netflix has exclusively tagged the documentary as "a film by Beyoncé," and in a very Netflix-like move, even changed their Twitter handle to "Netflix US aka BEYFLIX."
Beyonce's Coachella set included single hits like 'Get Me Bodied,' 'Baby Boy' and 'Formation,' and her Destiny’s Child songs 'Say My Name' and 'Soldier'. There are also various interludes on the album, with titles such as 'So Much Damn Swag' and 'The Bzzzz Drumline.' She also included her own rendition of 'Lift Every Voice and Sing,' a song often referred to as the black national anthem.
Fans are absolutely starstruck by the documentary and album that will let them relive the historic Beychella performance, many times over. The live album was released across all major streaming platforms, including Apple Music, Spotify and Google Play. It dropped just as viewers were tuning into the Homecoming documentary on Netflix, with Apple Music's Twitter account dropping the album art and Netflix's Twitter account changing its bio to six bee emojis lined up.