Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Beyonce Offers Intimate Look At Her Life Backstage At Coachella 2018

Beyonce is preparing to lift the lid on her glamorous - but very private - personal life in a new documentary about her widely-praised performance at Coachella in 2018.

In a dramatic new trailer for the film, Homecoming: A Film By Beyonce, the 37-year-old mother-of-three is captured in an incredibly intimate capacity, with clips showing the singer spending time with her children, laughing with husband Jay-Z, working out, and preparing for the groundbreaking performance.

The short flashes of Beyonce's personal life are cut with behind-the-scenes footage from the Coachella performance, as well as videos of the hoards of screaming fans - while audio from an interview with late poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou is heard playing.

Far from serving simply as a poignant soundtrack for the clip however, the words spoken by Maya give an interesting insight into the intended purpose of the film - and perhaps even Beyonce's hopes for how the world views her and her performance.

'What I really want to do is be a representative of my race, of the human race,' Maya is heard saying - while clips of Beyonce and her family flash up, interspersed with footage of the singer preparing for her Coachella performance.

'I have a chance to show how kind we can be, how intelligent and generous we can be. I have a chance to teach, and to love, and to laugh.

'I know that when I finish doing what I’m sent here to do, I will be called home. And I will go home without any fear, trepidations, wondering what’s gonna happen.'

While Maya's words are playing, flashes of footage from some of the more intimate areas of Beyonce's life flash up on screen, with the singer seen laying down and laughing while talking to her husband, Jay-Z, as well as cradling her 22-month-old twins, Rumi and Sir, who have been largely kept away from the spotlight since their birth in June 2017.

Seven-year-old Blue Ivy also features in the behind-the-scenes clips, with one particularly sweet video showing her joining her mother and the back-up dancers to learn their routine; with her mother and the professionals in the background, Blue is seen sitting on a chair and whipping her long hair around her face - just like Beyonce and the dancers.

The footage also captures the rigorous preparation process for the music festival performance, which featured an appearance by Jay-Z, as well as an on-stage reunion with Beyonce's Destiny's Child bandmates, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams.