Selena Gomez blasts through boyfriend Justin Bieber’s baby drama with her latest video for “Hit the Lights,” a peppy pop paean to opportunities lost and gained and the need to never be afraid to let loose.
The upbeat dance tune comes amid a storm of controversy for soulmate Bieber, who is contending with charges that he let loose a little too much, allegedly fathering a child during a quick backstage tryst with a fan.
Gomez has stuck by her man, while Bieber is hotly denying the charges and facing a paternity test.
“This video is more organic than anything I’ve done before. It’s about being with people you love and enjoying the moment and embracing the moment you’re in your life,” Selena told MTV.
In the song, she sings:
“It’s the boy you never told you liked,
It’s the girl you let get away,
It’s the one you saw that day on the train
but you freeked out and walked away.”
The song is the third single released off Gomez’s album, When the Sun Goes Down.
In the playful new music video, the 19-year-old dances chest deep in pink balloons, wearing a strapless, electric blue top, hot-pink skirt and pink-frame sun glasses, sporting a totally ’60s retro look.
Selena poses like a sexy ingenue with red, white and blue streaked hair and a shoulder exposing top in a cornfield, a come hither look in her eyes, according to photos from the shoot.
She’s also pictured in a yellow disco dress carrying a huge yellow balloon as a group of friends with balloons follows her.
In one of the hottest scenes in the video, Selena arches her back and tilts her head longingly wearing red short-shorts and an off-the-shoulder blouse.
“Basically the song is just encouraging people to let loose and have fund and be young and be crazy,” she explains.
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