After a hiatus of over one year, Beyoncé is back with new music!
The superstar dropped her original song for the upcoming motion picture King Richard yesterday, a soaring, powerful ballad named “Be Alive.” The new track, her first since 2020’s “Black Parade,” is a celebration of resilience and the wins that come from being “hustle personified,” which perfectly soundtracks the story of tennis stars Venus and Serena Williams and their father and coach Richard Williams.
“It feels so good to be alive / Got all my sisters by my side. Couldn’t wipe this Black off if I tried / That’s why I lift my hеad with pride,” Beyoncé sings at the start of the song with layered, gorgeous harmonies, before a catchy, driving drum beat comes in.
The track’s lyric video, also released yesterday, starts with footage of young Venus and Serena with their father, with the rest of the video including clips from the film interspersed with the song’s lyrics, which describe being “hustle personified.”
The solo song, which Bey made with producer/songwriter Dixson, was previously teased in a trailer for King Richard, which drops in theaters and on HBO Max on November 19. The film has already generated Oscar buzz, with speculation that “Be Alive” may earn the 40-year-old superstar her first ever Academy Award nomination for Best Original Song.
Check out the official lyric video from the soundtrack below!