Beyoncé has a surprise for the Beyhive.
While posting to Instagram on Sunday (Sept. 15), Queen Bey revealed that she is dropping a project today (Sept. 16) on ABC Network. In her video, Beyoncé unveils a trailer for a project entitled Making The Gift. The trailer provides a sneak peek at the making of her Lion King-inspired album, The Lion King: The Gift. While speaking on the album previously, the mother-of-three explained that the soundtrack was a love letter to Africa.
“This soundtrack is a love letter to Africa, and I wanted to make sure we found the best talent from Africa, and not just use some of the sounds and did my interpretation of it,” she said. “We’ve kind of created our own genre, and I feel like the soundtrack, it becomes visual in your mind,” Beyoncé said during her interview. “It’s a soundscape. It’s more than just the music, because each song tells the story of the film.”
This isn’t the first time that Beyoncé has given fans a look into her creative process. Back in April, Bey released her Homecoming documentary, which provided insight into her legendary Coachella performance.
Although many praised the film for being inspirational, the Creative Arts Emmys felt differently. This year, Homecoming was nominated for six awards; outstanding variety special (pre-recorded), outstanding costumes for variety, non-fiction or reality programming; outstanding directing for a variety special; outstanding music direction; outstanding production design for a variety special and outstanding writing for a variety special.
Following the revelation that Beyoncé didn’t take home any awards, fans expressed their anger. “Homecoming didn’t win an Emmy. ‘Lemonade’ didn’t win an Emmy. ‘Lemonade’ didn’t win AOTY. Whoever is responsible for this repeated burglary of Beyoncé, needs to be caught, reprimanded and taught what art is,” one user wrote to Twitter.
Check out Beyoncé’s surprise trailer below. Be sure to check out the project on ABC Network tonight at 10 p.m.