Love Drought x Lemonade


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The lemonade album and Beyonce has had so much publicity, although I bet the number of people who have actually listened to the entire album or watched the visuals is limited.
Lemonade is an unusual album for Beyonce because she literally did not give a damn about creating pop sounding hits. She made records with her sound, flair and southern flavour. Producing stimulating visuals that make you question your identity and what is considered beautiful.
Her albums always consist of various song tempos giving listeners a journey of sounds ending with her softly sung ballads.
I have to admit “Love Drought” puts me in a sensual trance. It opens my mind to the beauty of forgiveness. She sings;
Cause you, you, you, you and me could move a mountain
You, you, you, you and me could calm a war down
You, you, you, you and me could make it rain now
You, you, you, you and me could stop this love drought
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“Love Drought” is an airy and calming plea to reinvigorating a relationship riddled with trust issues and insecurities.
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The music video is filled with visuals from the story of Igbo landing.For those who don’t know,  Igbo is the location of a mass suicide of Igbo slaves that occurred in 1803 on St. Simons Island, Georgia.  As the story goes, a group of Igbo slaves revolted and took control of their slave ship, grounded it on an island, and rather than submit to slavery, proceeded to march into the water while singing in Igbo, drowning themselves in turn. They all chose death over slavery. In the video, Beyoncé marches into the water followed by a group of black women all in white with black fabric in the shape of a cross across the front of their bodies. They march progressively deeper into the water before pausing and raising all of their hands toward the sunset. It’s such a powerful act of mass resistance against slavery today.
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