Beyoncé—the only person capable of stopping the world in its tracks when they release new content—has hit fans with a double whammy, releasing her Netflix documentary Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé and dropping a surprise live album, Homecoming: The Live Album. The film and album feature Bey’s iconic headlining performance at last year’s Coachella in 2018, premiering April 17, just days after this year’s weekend one took place.
In the documentary film, Bey explains that her 2018 Coachella performance was a love letter to historically black colleges and universities, despite never have attended one herself.
“It’s all to give you her point of view, her mind state, into what she was trying to accomplish and communicate with this momentous two-hour performance,” says Sidney Madden of NPR.
The comprehensive live album contains 40 tracks, ranging from her own discography, to Destiny’s Child’s hits, covers, and even some hefty vocals from Blue Ivy that have got pop culture swooning over the 7-year-old’s undeniable singing chops. Stream more than 90 minutes of Queen B in Homecoming: The Live Album, now available on Spotify and Apple Music.
Towards the end of Beyoncé’s new Homecoming film for Netflix, which documents her performance at last year’s Coachella, some warbled synths appear which might sound familiar to anyone who religiously keeps up with all of our Bands To Watch. Yes, that’s right, the instrumental to Florist’s “Thank You,” from the group’s 2016 debut … More »
Now that the first weekend of this year’s Coachella is on the books, it’s safe to say that none of this year’s performers were able to equal the power or the impact of the headlining set that Beyoncé played last year. Nobody even came close. I’m not even sure anyone even tried. And … More »
Now, the performance is coming to Netflix in a new documentary titled Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé. The new visual details the showstopping 26-song performance, the likes of which featured a massive marching band, a three-song Destiny’s Child reunion, and appearances by the Lemonade singer’s younger sister Solange, and her husband, JAY-Z. Netflix has shared the documentary’s official teaser, which features a voiceover from influential poet Maya Angelou. Homecoming is set to debut on the streaming platform on April 17. See the trailer below.
Last year, Beyoncé performed at Coachella and became the first black woman to ever headline the festival. (She was scheduled to headline the year prior, but had to drop out because she was having twins. Lady Gaga performed in her place.) The performance was epic: She was joined by Jay-Z and Solange, she … More »
Superstar couple JAY-Z and Beyoncé are getting a lot of awards this week. Tomorrow, The Hollywood Reporter reports, JAY-Z will receive the President’s Award during the 50th NAACP Image Awards. “The President’s Award is an honor we carefully bestow upon an individual, maintaining its significance and commitment to recognizing excellence in service that … More »
Tucked near the end of Maren Morris’ new album GIRL is a lovely little tune called “The Bones.” Like many Morris songs, it’s not about the art of songwriting but could just as easily be an allegory for her expertise in that area. In “The Bones,” a busted old house that has weathered the elements … More »