According to Beyonce, she wanted a collection of songs from different genres that express what she was trying to overcome.
“I wanted to make sure we got the best talent from Africa and didn’t just use the sounds and did my interpretation. I wanted it to be authentic about what is beautiful about music in Africa,” she says an interview.
“I wanted to put everyone on their own journey to link the storyline. Each song was written to reflect the movie’s storytelling that gives the listener a chance to present their own images while listening to a new contemporary interpretation. It was important that the music not only be performed by the most interesting and talented artists, but also produced by the best African producers. Authenticity and heart were important to me, “Beyonce said.