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Selena Gomez’s “Slow Down” Video Is Sexy, Sleek And Thoroughly Off The Chain

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The bad news: Selegendary Gomezmerizing‘s video for “Slow Down” leaked early last night.

The good news: Breathe me in, breathe me out…it’s so ameh-zeng.

Selegendary is channeling all sorts of pop royalty in the scorching video for “Slow Down” — specifically her two idols: Britney and Cheryl Cole. And it’s all entirely perfection.

As a general rule, it’s never a bad idea to serve face in the backseat of a car. (Ciara‘s been doing that for years!) It allows for some posing and writhing, and that’s exactly what the Lover of Love Songs is doing — presumably whilst on the way to her Stars Dance Tour rehearsals, looking like a goddess while doing so.

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Now that she has captured your attention, she’s all up in the club…and it’s all eyes on Selegend! She’s giving you a hint of that Spring Breakers escapist delight (but in a classy way!), she’s giving you an “I’m A Slave 4 U” midriff and she’s giving you hairflips. So, you will bow.

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Then she’s strutting down the slick, rainy Parisian streets. Why? Because her car broke down, maybe! Or maybe she just tired of going a year without rain. She moves in an incredibly fierce way, sort of like Britney’s “Stronger.” (Or, just any time Britney struts.) That slicked back hair means business.

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And what would a dance-pop track be without a trusty breakdown? Naturally, she’s got us covered in a neon-lit dance breakdown that invokes the dramatics of Chezza’s “Parachute” and “Fight For This Love” (and a shade of Queen B’s “Scream & Shout” high ponytail): It’s nothing that pushes Selegend outside of her limits as a dancer, yet it’s fierce enough — there’s ample bending and snapping, plus “Till The World Ends” baby claps! — to show us why she’s truly become a full-fledged pop princess. JAZZ IT UP!

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Between this video, the Stars Dance premiere and that enduring reign of “Come & Get It,” it’s all so clear now: The summer’s not hot without you, Selegend.

Stars Dance will be released on July 23. (iTunes)