Let the countdown begin! [artist id="1236911"]Beyoncé[/artist]‘s retro-tinged “Countdown” video premieres Thursday, and we already have our hands on a 30-second tease.
The clip features a close-up of Queen B hamming it up for the camera before panning out to reveal a look that pays homage to both Michael Jackson and Audrey Hepburn thanks to her short bangs, cropped pants, black turtleneck and exposed socks. Beyoncé stands in front of a black-and-white striped wall as she moves her arms like a clock.
Right before the Boyz II Men-sampling countdown begins, Beyoncé kicks up the swagger, curling her lips for the lines, “If you leave me, you out of your mind.”
The mod fashion continues with B shimmying around in a black-and-white color-block outfit with vibrant eye makeup. As the tease closes, Beyoncé shows off her pregnant profile and then appears in three different bodysuits accessorized with a black-and-white hat.
When MTV News caught up with Boyz II Men last week, they gave B props for sampling their “Uhh Ahh” in the single. “I thought it was very clever,” Wanya Morris told MTV News. “She’s a clever artist. She’s one of the best in the business right now. I guess you can say we finally got our duet with Beyoncé.”
“Countdown” is the fourth video from Beyoncé’s latest album, 4, having already dropped clips for “Run the World (Girls),” “Best Thing I Never Had” and “1+1.” B also banked a video for “Party” in August that has yet to be released.
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