Beyoncé released her album - Lemonade in April 23, 2016. I listened and watched the one hour video on Tidal. This short film starts with her kneeling and singing the song, "pray you catch me." This beginning made the album contemporary. However, I was more fascinated with the Denial lyrics, whereby Beyonce speaks, " I tried to change, closed my mouth more. Tried to be soft, prettier. less..awake." I was fascinated by these lyrics because it measures the compelling structure of how people change, in order to satisfy people and feel accepted. This blog entry bounds editions of knowledge for black power.
Enactment of Black Feminism: Black Feminism in the album is tied to empowerment, gender identity, and visibility. The short film, "Hold up" depicts an image that captures the mind, shapes a person’s attitude and tells a story. Leading to the gender role input of Beyonce developing an attitude towards violence. Throughout the short film, we see a shaped perception of Beyonce, who plays herself in the short film, 'Hold up.' Beyonce is a young and vibrant woman who acts like a distraught independent woman. She engages in violent behaviors by using a baseball bat to smash car windows, water pump, pinata, and the camera (7:07 - 9:37.) She indicates that "'they' don't love you like i do." This is a potent example of ???
Beyonce certainly got my attention now with the song, 'Anger.' I really like the song not because of Becky, not because of the cheating allegations and certainly not because of the attention it got from the media. I liked this because Beyonce was really able to express herself withholding nothing. She placed emphasis on the perfect girl, whereby she suggests, " I can wear her skin over mine....And her hair over mine." Recognition, respect, loyalty and warnings are prominent in this phase. As Beyonce is in a parking lot, she got her swag on and she sings,
"When you hurt me, you hurt yourself. Try not to Hurt yourself.
When you play me, you play yourself. Don't play yourself.
When you lie to me, you lie to yourself. You only lying to yourself.
When you love me, you love yourself.
God is God And I am Not ....."
Beyonce's Anger video describes the endurance women have to go through all in the name of WEDLOCK. Little advice over here, please heed to the final warning.
Dedicating to Laolu Senbanjo. From 16:50 - 20:40 you diverge into the Apathy video. I am dedicating this to him because he has been able to master the Art of Ori ( <--- Click me.) According to Laolu Senbanjo, " The Sacred Art of Ori is a Spiritually Intimate Experience." To him, it is a form of connecting the mind to a higher form of power. I am quite impressed at his dedication and appreciation of art. Subsequent decades have revealed the better forms of music and art have become more ambitious and creative. This art is a form of content. BTW, Did you see Serena Williams turning up? I didn't know she had it in her. Bey singing, " I ain't sorry ....Boy Bye." Beyonce never fails to impress me.
The list of songs goes on, Forward ft James Blake, Freedom ft Kendrick Lamar, Formation, and so on. Also, Beyonce goes ahead to include Warsan Shire, a poet who advocates for marginalized people.
The album lemonade (When life gives you lemons, make lemonade) is a representation that targets a certain audience, creates a voice, empowers and seeks recognition for the black community. Nevertheless, this is a valuable and astonishing piece, not just for the message of black empowerment, but the way it exemplifies circumstances in life; explaining complex ideas in plain language. Ideas like female endurance - staying in a marriage that is filled with disloyalty, distractions, and a marriage that neither serves nor satisfies you any longer. We see Beyonce grappling with a message itself: explaining female passivity, which is sometimes disquieting. Often more exclusively revealing its art forms. In the end, Beyonce advocates for the love of Black people with moments of self-reflexivity, as now she is an activist.