Following the October 6 release of her video, â€śCountdown,â€ť Beyonce has unleashed the full-length visual for her latest single, â€śLove On Top.â€ť The release surfaces a month and a half after the Pop star performed the upbeat track during this yearâ€™s annual MTV Video Music Awards where she revealed her pregnancy.
Remember New Edition? Beyonce Knowles does – plus all their moves from 1988’s “If It Isn’t Love” video. And she’s recreating scenes from that clip step by Brooke Payne-choreographed step in her new video, “Love on Top.”
Yes, it’s only been a few days since Beyonce took us on a very fashionable trip through time in “Countdown,â€ť but she’s already back with a new video – this time joined by a five-member boy band (not the actual New Edition) in an airy ’80s-style dance studio to bounce through this particularly get-happy 4 track.
New jack swing dance moves and costume changes are pretty much the focus of this one. (Apparently â€śLove On Topâ€ť was shot pre-baby bump, so donâ€™t even try scanning this one in slow-mo for â€śdentingâ€ť or â€ścrumpling.â€ť) Still, Beyonce reveals a talent we never knew she had: the ability to switch costumes every time she switches keys. (This, it turns out, is a good thing. That pantsless African dictator look in the first scene? Maybe we’re the only ones, but we’re not really feeling Idi Amin-chic this season.)
Beyonce talked to Australian paper the Daily Telegraph about the â€śLove on Topâ€ť clip, saying: “I had an idea for the video based on some of my favorite male groups. I remember seeing videos from New Edition, the Jackson 5 and The Temptations, bands I love for their beautiful harmonies, and precise choreography and I always wanted to make a video and be part of a boy group myself. It was so much fun.”