[artist id=”2807016″]Jordin Sparks[/artist] is definitely growing up, and it shows in the new video for her single,” Battlefield.” The song, off of her sophomore album due in July, made its debut on “American Idol” in May and now the singer — who had previous success with songs like “One Step at a Time” and her duet with [artist id=”1961441″]Chris Brown[/artist], “No Air” — is out to prove to everyone that she can be sassy and glamorous.
In the video, Sparks sports a few different looks — in a car in a black dress, lying out in a field in a white dress — but it’s when she steps out of the car that we see her turn up the attitude in the aforementioned black gown. The song, penned by OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder, is about a tumultuous relationship where neither side wants to compromise.
She sings, “I never meant to start a war/ You know, I never wanna hurt you/ Don’t even know what we’re fighting for/ Why does love always feel like a battlefield, a battlefield, a battlefield.”
There are several times in the video — especially by the time night falls and the song’s bridge comes in — where Sparks, flanked by fireworks and smoke, warns her love interest to get his armor. She also gives a few convincing “don’t mess with me” looks. And, it seems like she’s using the video as a way to step out of her shell a little — perhaps she’s out to show the world that she isn’t all that sweet and can “start a war” in a relationship with the best of them.