Homecoming - the anticipated Beyoncé documentary - has dropped, but what else does the artist have up her sleeve?
Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé has finally landed on Netflix and fans couldn't be happier. Already, the highly anticipated documentary has been received favourably, with the popular icon's following praising her sweeping vision. Without a doubt, the singer is one of the most important musical figures of the twenty-first century. This 135+ documentary helps to capture that, providing audiences with an intimate deep-dive into the artist's creative mind, expressed without compromise.
The trailer dropped earlier this month and it was pretty overwhelming. For most, it was a hugely surprising announcement, but certainly a welcome one. Homecoming promised fans a thoroughly engaging look at Beyoncé's 2018 Coachella headline slot. The festival was launched in 1999 and the performer is the first black woman to headline the festival since this date; a huge triumph, of which this film truly aims to further immortalise.
As well as wonderful footage from the ambitious performance, the film also incorporates a number of interviews and contemplative footage, plunging the viewer into her world. It's sure to provide Netflix with a colossal streaming hit, but for Beyoncé, it's clearly all about the cultural movement, love, fans, and empowerment. As a universally adored role model, the singer has decided that a documentary will be just one gift - there's also an album.
The release of Homecoming has been accompanied with a live album; forty tracks recorded from her Coachella performance. So, fans can watch the documentary and continue to immerse themselves in her staggering achievement. Honestly, as far as live shows go, her Coachella performance is absolutely phenomenal. Homecoming is a return, a movement... a celebration.
In other news, could we have a release date for Kanye West's Yandhi?