Beyoncé hangs with the boys in the video “Love on Top,” the Australian single off her latest album 4. The pop commander leads a troupe of male dancers as she turns her dance rehearsal into a full-blown performance.
The upbeat clip, which was shot at a studio overlooking New York City, starts off with a casually dressed B moving in perfect coordination with the fellas. The visuals suddenly switch to night as B lights up the space in various formal looks including a gold pantsuit, white suit, and finally a tuxedo complete with coattails, top hat, and cane. She rips through the exhilarating jam before yelling cut and just like that, returns to rehearsals.
The mom-to-be said her latest video was inspired by boy bands. “This song is special to me and I had an idea for the video based on some of my favorite male groups,” she told her Aussie fans. “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. I put my heart and soul into ‘Love on Top’ and I hope you love it.”