*A 30-second snippet from Beyonce’s video for her new single “Countdown” has hit the Internet.
The clip features an extreme close-up of Bey hamming it up before the camera pulls out to reveal a look that recalls both Michael Jackson and Audrey Hepburn – complete with short bangs, cropped pants, black turtleneck and exposed socks. She stands in front of a black-and-white striped wall as she moves her arms like a clock.
Right before the sample of Boyz II Men’s countdown begins, Beyoncé curls her lips for the lines, “If you leave me, you out of your mind.”
The singer then shimmies around in a black-and-white color-block outfit with vibrant eye makeup. As the tease closes, Beyoncé shows off her pregnant profile and then appears in three different bodysuits accessorized with a black-and-white hat. [Scroll down to watch.]
When MTV News caught up with Boyz II Men last week, they gave Bey props for sampling their “Uhh Ahh” in the single.
“I thought it was very clever,” Wanya Morris told MTV News. “She’s a clever artist. She’s one of the best in the business right now. I guess you can say we finally got our duet with Beyoncé.”
The video will debut in its entirety on Thursday. In the meantime, watch the sneak peek below.