As we all know, over the past weekend, Beyoncé decided to hit her "world stop" button in order for us to be graced by her "Formation" video. Her worldwide Bey-hive of fans knew Muva Bey was up to something... and obviously this video was it. On top of the ever-so-relevant "Black Lives Matter" and black feminism themes, she continues to show why she reigns supreme in the music industry.
Now, I don't want to just sit here and go on and on about how Beyoncé snatched my edges, but... I mean come on, let's be real. Not only did she inform women of the world to get in formation, (in dance terms this means "get your a** in line so we can kill this performance"), but she also empowers women in her message. The videography was cinematic, and every shot portrays Bey on a different throne, which I love.
Now lets talk about the garments in this piece of compositional excellence. Beyoncé rocked looks from Gucci, Zimmermann, On Aura Tout Vu, Chanel, and more. This woman literally gave us New York and Paris Fashion week in a 5-minute video... how rude. Her looks are mostly from the designers' most recent spring lines, and she does them dirty. I also love the color choice of all of the pieces that she wore. They were clearly very strategic and thought out. The white dress, representing royalty, the black dress meaning mourning for the black lives lost, the red Gucci piece representing power, the list goes on. Each thing she wore represented a different story, and... message RECEIVED. Just... everything.
"Formation" is a Black Power anthem with an important message, and Beyoncé uses her celebrity platform to make a radio hit while making sure people are WOKE. The beat in the song is crazy and Bey's southern twang sets it off. I love love love this video, and I absolutely cannot wait to see what Queen Bey has in store for us next. Do I smell a world tour?