I pull up in these clothes, look so good. If anyone knows how to properly execute a riveting visual display with their music, it’s Beyoncé. Hot off the heels of Renaissance‘s release (and its reign as No. 1 on the Billboard 200), the songstress has just surprised us all with a two minute teaser for the forthcoming music video for “I’m That Girl.”
The superstar dropped her highly anticipated seventh studio album Renaissance on July 29 along with a collection of album art imagery, featuring the most opulent and surrealist fashions from the industry’s top designers, courtesy of lead stylist and Renaissance costume designer Marni Senofonte, with the help of Rogelio Burgos, Damien Lloyd, and Vance Gamble. Now comes the project’s first music video.
In the teaser clip, Beyoncé appears as an intergalactic bombshell, in futuristic, space-aged fashion reminiscent of Jane Fonda in the 1968 sci-fi flick Barbarella. With a voluminous beehive retro hairdo, the musician traipses around a quintessentially ’60s decorated home, doing conventional house chores in anything but a conventional ensemble.
At one point, she wears rubber dishwashing gloves, speaks on a house phone, and stands in the closet, evoking a vintage feel similar aesthetic to her 2008 music video “Why Don’t You Love Me.” Sipping on a glass of wine, Bey decides to make herself some eggs, cracking one open on her shining silver breastplate – a look that she pairs with Wolford polkadot Elle tights and matching silver knee-high boots.
In other scenes, she appears in a club lounge room, wearing custom Mugler silver metal bustier under a black gathered dress with silver cuffs on her arm and black Jimmy Choo Anouk pointy-toe pumps, carrying a handgun/microphone.
The camera soon flashes to a chaotic flurry of images of Beyoncé wearing different millinery and headpieces, from teal, straightened tresses, to blonde bangs, and a bob. The beauty montage has led fans to believe they are all clips from future music videos.
Always one to incorporate a compelling visual element to her albums, Beyoncé’s 2016 record Lemonade came with an epic visual album featuring standout style moments like the mustard ruffled Roberto Cavalli gown Beyoncé wore while smashing out car windows in the “Hold Up” video.
The Lion King: The Gift soundtrack for the 2019 live-action Disney adaptation, came with a coordinating visual album Black Is King, where Beyoncé donned the rising designer Marine Serre’s moon print. With her influence, the style went on to be the most popular designs of the year.
Beyoncé dropped her highly anticipated album at midnight on July 29, and her single, “Break My Soul,” has reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 while Renaissance as a whole has also reached the coveted number one placement on the charts.
Don’t mind us. While we await the release date for the new music video, we’ll just be replaying the teaser a few more times.