Fans are getting a bit more insight into Beyoncé’s apocalyptic video for “Run the World (Girls)” , which is set to premiere on Friday at 12:01 a.m. While it may be the end of the world in the video, it seems that whatever destructive forces are bringing it down have not affected Bey’s closet. She wears no fewer than five sassy haute couture outfits in the 38-second teaser.
First, queen rebel Beyoncé wears a short black romper and ankle boots as she stares down the army forces, with her “B” flag flying. Next, there’s a shot of the singer’s feet clad in gold mirrored ankle boots. This is edited with shots of that angry army.
Then the teaser gets a bit sexier. Beyoncé is seen from behind, wearing a skin-tight white bodysuit with elbow-length black gloves. The song kicks in as the word “revolution” flashes on the screen and Beyoncé appears in her queen headpiece (as teased in previously released set photos). There’s dancing, explosions … world maps. Then there’s Beyoncé standing in the desert in a flowing white gown.
The video’s setups come off as fashion magazine stills. Beyoncé stands defiant amid the rubble of the destroyed city in a bright yellow gown as the teaser closes out with “#RunTheWorld” flashing on the screen.
While trying to keep much of the treatment under wraps, director Francis Lawrence did give some details to MTV News about what fans should expect from the video, which was shot last month in California.
“It’ll be big, it’ll probably be one of the bigger Beyoncé music videos ever done,” he said. “And I can say that I think the song is unbelievable.” He added, “I think the video’s gonna be really fun and cool and different for her.”