I don’t know how to start. I can’t decide if I will do a review of Lemonade or just let the thoughts brew inside my mind until I give justice to this visual masterpiece. As some critics have said, the music won’t stand alone without seeing the film.
Lemonade is packed with juicy references to afro-diasporic religion, afrofuturism and southern gothic tropes. I especially love the spoken literature of Beyonce and Warsan Shire. The charm of the black and white wide shots of Louisiana and stillness of the south has been captured like fragments of my memories.
I was intrigued by the trailer when I first saw it on my Facebook news feeds. I won’t let the weird feeling consume me so I searched for it and read what’s this Lemonade all about. I found out that it’s a work of art. Lemonade also showcased the talents of some A-plus directors and cinematographers.
The impression you will get from the trailer is different from what you’ll feel after watching the film. I was impressed by the styles and cinematography of each video. A viewer has to appreciate the words and the rationale behind each shot, not look at it as a freak show! If you are ready to see it, never ever watch it with angst and prejudice because you won’t find the gem hidden inside it. The beauty is in the eye of your intentions.
The following are my most loved parts of the film.
Beyoncé Lemonade Tracklist
1. Pray You Catch Me
2. Hold Up
3. Don’t Hurt Yourself featuring Jack White
5. 6 Inch featuring The Weeknd
6. Daddy Lessons
7. Love Drought
9. Forward featuring James Blake
10. Freedom featuring Kendrick Lamar
11. All Night
Disclaimer: I suppose you are an artist before you judge me or what I wrote .