With only eight days until the release of [artist id="501686"]Britney Spears[/artist]‘ “Hold It Against Me” video , she’s sending out another teaser for the Jonas Åkerlund-directed clip that premieres on MTV on February 17 at 9:56 p.m. ET. In Wednesday’s sneak peek, Spears not only previews another aspect of her dance sequence, but also gives fans a glimpse of the dark, media-saturated world that the video takes place in.
In a voiceover, Britney says, “Would you hold it against me?” as the words, in neon-colored Def Leppard-esque font, flash up on the screen. Next, shots of huge speakers cut to a view of a stage flanked by bright lights.
The scene jumps again to the speakers, then to Spears, dressed in a skintight black bodysuit. She’s standing in profile, looking up, while her dancers are on the ground. Confetti is falling. As the shot fades, Brit is kept in the forefront as fans are reminded “8 days to go.”
While the teasers have been super short and revealed, presumably, out of order, they do show that Spears’ video relies heavily on dance performance, hearkening back to the dark, futuristic, club-like settings that were captured in videos like “Stronger,” “Toxic” and even “I’m A Slave 4 U.”
Choreographer Brian Friedman has made it clear that Spears is sexier than ever in the video. “It’s not necessarily that she hasn’t been dancing, it hasn’t been what I get from her, and what I seem to get from her is this tigress quality,” he said. “And she prowls. She really dominates when she does my choreography, and that’s what I wanted to get back. Excited yes, scared no.”
Friedman also revealed to MTV News that there’s some nudity in the video and that Britney is at her fiercest. “I can tell you that Britney is wearing a couple of hats in this video — not literal hats, but she’s playing roles in this video. That is what I can give you,” he explained. “In every role, she is dancing. She is going to be dancing throughout the whole video. Like I said: Dance is the focal point of this video.”