Both entitled Homecoming, the doc and the album both tie in with Beyoncé’s much-lauded performance at Coachella 2018. The film follows the backstage drama in the lead-up to Coachella as Knowles struggles to prepare for a blowout performance and balance her duties as a new mom to twins. Having given birth undergoing a c-section just 8 months before, the singer struggled to get back into shape and live up to the demands of her performance.
Nevertheless, Beyoncé’s work at Coachella 2018 earned the festival the nickname “Beychella” thanks to her showstopping concert. The songs from the show also comprise the new live album Homecoming, which features Beyoncé’s performance, as well as those of Destiny’s Child, J Balvin, and Jay-Z, Beyoncé’s real-life husband. The album also includes bonus tracks of Beyoncé & Jay-Z’s daughter Blue Ivy singing “Lift Every Voice and Sing” as well as a studio cover of the 1981 song “Before I Let Go” by Maze.
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This isn’t the first time Beyoncé has shocked fans with a spontaneous release. In 2013, she released her self-titled album with little-to-no fanfare. It subsequently earned rave reviews from critics and became the fastest selling album in iTunes history.
Homecoming the documentary streams on Netflix. Homecoming the album is available on all digital streaming services.