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We break down Selena Gomez’s leaked video for Slow Down

July 19th, 2013

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Imagine our surprise (and delight) that the latest Selena Gomez video for her song Slow Down from her upcoming album Stars Dance leaked. It’s like Christmas came early! Immediately, we loved it. The track alone is enough to put on repeat at a dance party. The video though? It has all the elements of an iconic pop video. Probably because Selena looks to the pop greats for inspiration and let’s just say she’s not close to even slowing down. Check out our analysis below and Selena’s video for Slow Down and tell us what you think in the comments section!

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We start off really classy yet sultry, very much like Jennifer Lopez in Love Don’t Cost A Thing. Or If You Had My Love.

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But seriously, Waiting For Tonight.

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Oh hai, Slave 4 U.

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Selena’s shoulder pads and baby face? Can you not see Janet Jackson, circa Rhythm Nation?

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But it must be said that Selena’s swagger walking down the street is pure Beyonce in the Crazy In Love era.

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Selena’s dance moves and outfit in this sequence was heavily influenced by Britney Spear’s Stronger. They nearly have the exact same outfit! Though I’m glad she passed on the sequined flares. And the rain.

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Her makeup and not-so-innocent look? Straight up Toxic.

Watch Slow Down here and again don’t forget to tell us what you think of the video in the comments section!

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