When MTV News caught up with the pop sensation earlier this summer, she promised an out-of-this-world adventure with the Queen of the Galaxy serving as her muse — and, boy, did she deliver.
“The inspiration for the ‘Break Free’ video is ‘Barbarella,’ ‘Star Wars’ and sort of like a retro take on space age, futuristic moments,” she revealed.
In the music video, Ariana stays true to her word with space-inspired scenes featuring her fighting alien robots, floating in zero gravity and shooting rockets from her bra top.
“I really wanted to do a take on what Barbarella wore for part of it,” she explained. “She did like 100 costume changes but my favorite outfit she wore was this beige sort of spacesuit that was very short and had these built in, like, hip pads type thing and I really wanted to do a take on that, so that’s where the inspiration for the outfit came from.”
This might be just a taste of what is to come at the 2014 Video Music Awards, where Ariana will perform the track live. “Break Free” is the second single off her sophomore LP, My Everything, out one day after the VMAs on August 25.