Since it's premiere, I’ve come across more essays and articles and think pieces on Lemonade than I’ve been able to keep up with. It’s interesting to see each of the different takes on Beyoncé’s new project, and I wanted to add my own without the politics and speculations about Beyoncé’s personal life. I wanted to write this just as a black girl (yet again) in awe of Queen B's excellence.
Every time I watch Lemonade, I fall more and more in love with it and respect Beyoncé’s artistic genius. Not only does it have dope visuals from start to finish, it also evokes an entire spectrum of emotions conveyed through and supported with very calculated innuendos.
At it’s surface, Lemonade (obviously) is centered around infidelity in a relationship, but when looked at objectively, is easily applicable to any hardships one may face in life. Lemonade easily shows the vulnerability and transparency you must have to be able to get through difficult situations. Each of the parts within the visual album illustrate allowing yourself to unapologetically experience all of your emotions, even if that means smashing car windows with a baseball bat, going to club with your girls, being vulnerable to the fullest extent of the word, forgiving, and finally finding hope. I love how Lemonade says to all of us black girls, “it is completely okay to not be okay, to find and embrace the source of your emotions, to build yourself back up from your lowest moments, and to come out victorious.”