Look By Look: Britney Spears’ ‘Till The World Ends’ Music Video

Britney Spears in her ’Till The World Ends’ music video.
All Photos: Courtesy of Jive Records

Yesterday Britney Spears released the video for the second single “’Till the World Ends” (which, P.S., was cowritten by Ke$ha) from her new album, Femme Fatale. In the Ray Kay-directed clip, it’s Dec. 21, 2012 (GREAT reminder that the world is slated to end not in January 2012 but just before Christmas) and the world’s about to come to a screeching halt. Asteroids are falling from the sky, buildings are crumbling—the whole nine. Brit and her crew (who all look like they’re fresh from a funner, clubbier, less Burning Mannish version of the 2Pac x Dr. Dre “California Love” video) go underground to dance it out in leather, spikes, and ripped tights. BECAUSE what better way to spend a night haloed by the threat of an apocalypse than busting out the choreographed dance moves? Nothing, people. NOTHING.

STUD IT DOWN. This just might be the most spikes on a single CROPPED leather jacket we’ve ever seen. Armor against all the fiery sky shrapnel one would think…

All the naysayers saying boo about 29-year-old Britney’s dance moves can suck it. Why? She can smoothly pop and lock while wearing a cumbersome shrunken leather jacket with exaggerated shoulder pads. You try wearing an animal hide bolero and corset and dancing. Do it. We’ll wait.

Here’s a close-up of Brit’s shoulder pads. And her jewel encrusted bustier. And her perfectly piece-y and wavy tendrils. And her apropos smudged smoky eyes.

Check the MAJOR train on this goth-inspired leotard. Side note: You watched the video…what are the gold circle things behind Britney? Innocent light sources? Or gilded albums emblematic of her MUTLTIBAJILLION record sales?

Those ripped tights (which Britney wears with thigh-high boots for much of the video). Kinda not mad at the macabre appeal of cobwebby hosiery. Almost romantic. Must make a note of trying it out shortly before the world ends, just in case it’s a fashion risk that fails to pay off.

Sooooooo the world doesn’t really end at the end of the video. Britney changes into something a little more colorful—a netted red catsuit—(albiet, still ripped) to celebrate the dawning of the sun. As you do. Or maybe I personally would dispatch a bird or something to make absolutely sure the atmosphere wasn’t poison. That’s just me, though.