Just as we ended our week, Beyonce surprised us yet again with a new tune, ‘Black Parade’ dedicated to her hometown, Black culture, womanhood and strength for the future.
‘Black Parade’ has arrived in our stereos at such a quintessential time, as we see generations continuing to fight against systemic racism, police violence and injustice.
The tune really honours the history of Juneteeneth and celebrates the abolishment of slavery, moreso in Texas in 1865.
Beyonce’s lyrics are empowering in true Beyonce style, as she even makes reference to her immensely loyal Beyhive.
“You hear them swarmin’ right? Bees is known to bite. Now here we come our thrones sittin’ high,” she sings.
Upon dropping the song to her Instagram she made a resonant accompanying statement, spreading hope and optimism amongst the chaos of the world.
“I hope we continue to share joy and celebrate each other, even in the midst of struggle,” she penned.
However, let’s be clear that this is far from your typical ‘protest song’ but also Beyonce isn’t afraid to get political and embrace her rich culture by standing for what is right.
In short, ‘Black Parade’ is an empowering anthem celebrating Black history and culture but the song isn’t just a song for protesting to, this is ultimately a record you can play on the dancefloor and will last well beyond the events of 2020.
By simply purchasing ‘Black Parade’ your dollars will benefit the BeyGOOD Black Business Impact Fund, administered by the National Urban League to support Black-owned small businesses in need.
What are you waiting for? Go do your part and nab your copy of ‘Black Parade’ HERE.