Beyonce has gifted the world premiere of her latest video to her Australian fans, with a personal statement just for us released to coincide with the clip's first full airing on Channel 9's Today Show this morning.
"I am excited to give my Australian fans the World Premiere of "Love On Top!" Thank you for the amazing response to the song at radio. I have worked very hard on this video, this song is special to me and 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. I put my heart and soul into "Love On Top" and I hope you love it."
And the styling references to the aforementioned groups are evident, with crisp, clean suiting, and a soulful, feel-good Motown-esque vibe that's been largely missing in modern day pop.
As for that last outfit... That's some strong Hollywood tape going on right there.