I hope you're ready to shine already because it's time already, thus said Beyoncé. On Thursday night, the 38-year-old singer dropped the melanin-infused music video for her song "Already," and it's everything you'd expect from Queen Bey: gorgeous outfits, mesmerizing choreography, and nods to African culture. Bey is joined by featured artist Shatta Wale as they sing and dance amid a giant party that I, for one, would have loved to attend. The track, originally included on Beyoncé's 2019 LP The Lion King: The Gift, is now on the record's new deluxe version.
The video for "Already" was released just hours before Beyoncé's visual album Black Is King premiered on Disney+. The project, inspired by Disney's The Lion King and music from Bey's The Lion King: The Gift, follows the story of a young king who is cast out from his family and goes on a journey to rediscover his inherent power. The hour-and-a-half film also features appearances from stars such as Beyoncé's husband JAY-Z, 8-year-old daughter Blue Ivy, and 3-year-old twins Sir and Rumi, as well as Tina Lawson, Kelly Rowland, Naomi Campbell, and Lupita Nyong'o. Check out the visuals for "Already" above, then