Coachella 2019 is happening right now and Beyoncé just took center stage again without even being at the event. Last year the singer’s performance, as the first African American woman to headline the monster festival, took many people by storm and was regarded as one of the most iconic Coachella performances of all time. Now Beyoncé has just released a surprise Netflix documentary titled Homecoming: A Beyoncé Film which chronicles her legendary 2018 Coachella performance along with a companion album of live versions from some of her biggest records that she performed during the show. In addition to the album, of course, Yonce released a limited-edition line of coveted apparel,
mugs and phone cases to celebrate.
Homecoming: A Beyoncé Film & Album
Alongside Homecoming: A Beyoncé Film, Queen Bey also released a surprise live album which features a 90min. long track list that includes songs that she performed during her 2-hour Coachella 2018 performance. The surprise album features 40 different songs, including covers of her classic “Baby Boy”, and a brand new cover of Frankie Beverly & Maze’s “Before I Let Go.” In addition to a cover of the Black National Anthem by Beyoncé’s daughter Blue Ivy. The Homecoming: A Beyoncé Film documentary sheds light on the true creative genius that Beyoncé is. Through, both, the film and album, she fossilized a lasting moment that further solidifies her as one of the greatest artists of all times.
The documentary includes voice-overs from famous black activists like Maya Angelou and Malcolm X. These simple yet intricate touches further express the sentiment of her 2018 Coachella performance which centered around black culture and specifically historically black educational institutions. Beyoncé says in the documentary that her love of historically black universities partially comes from the fact that she never got the chance to attend one herself.
Homecoming; A Beyoncé Film contains clips of her live performances and exclusive behind the scenes footage of rehearsals and more. The documentary is now available on Netflix and the surprise album is available on Spotify, Apple Music, and Tidal amongst other platforms.