Beyonce dropped her latest album, “Lemonade,” over the weekend and it’s so tasty. It’s streaming on Tidal. In her videos, she provides the spoken narrative to her story of love, betrayal, forgiveness, and female strength. She pulls from Black history, female history, and in her story of infidelity, she speaks to a universal pain. She unleashes her emotions in this visual, emotional, and stunning work of art. Beyonce brings issues to the forefront and we can’t get enough.
Sergie Polunin in “Take Me to Church” by Hozier and directed by David LaChapelle is divine. He portrays the pain and struggle of Hozier’s song through his movements. Technically and effortlessly precise, he moves through space with passion and intensity. He captivates and makes one feel. He starts moving and one doesn’t want him to stop. He is everything.
In this emotional, disturbing, and controversial video, Maddie Ziegler captivated with her performance. She warred with the male character, Shia LaBeouf, in a dance that was beautiful, torturous, and poignant. Trapped in a cage, Ziegler slipped in and out, whereas LaBeouf could find no way out. The struggle was maddening. Intense and worth watching again and again.