Just one day after she started teasing the upcoming clip (for which she probably had a long and exhaustively planned promotional strategy, sigh — thanks, Internet), Selena Gomez‘s music video for her latest single “Slow Down” has leaked (via a shady Chinese video-streaming site, obviously). Boo! But now that it’s out, it’s out, and all there is to do is revel in the greatness of Selegend. Luckily, “Slow Down” reinforces the sense I got from “Come & Get It” that Selena is, y’know, a real pop star now.
She dances — like, actual choreography! There’s exposed skin! It feels a little racy, a little sexy, a little taboo! After inexplicably riding through the streets of Paris in a vintage Benz, she does a sexy strut down a cobblestone street and ends up in a club flanked by dancers where she just lets loose and lives while she’s young or whatever. She even sports a high ponytail.
Admittedly, there’s no narrative, but it’s Selena being grown-and-sexy, which is more than adequate narrative for me. It’s a cherry on top of how fine the Stars Dance era has already been, and it augurs well for what’s to come.
Watch up top.