I love Britney Spears and I love K-pop, and since Empress B’s new Smurfs single, “Ooh La La,” totally sounds like a K-pop song, I’m obviously crazy about it. It’s the perfect marriage of two flawless things, much like that time Khia featured on a Janet Jackson single.
The music video premiered earlier today, and Britney is giving us MAJOR cuteney, innocentney, and motherney realness. The premise is simple –Britney takes Jayden and Sean to see The Smurfs 2, and ends up getting sucked into the movie through some kind of sorcery– but it’s one of the best Britney videos in years. The Holy Spearit looks so genuine as she strikes sugary poses next to CGI smurfs, and you get the sense that she’s just trying to entertain her boys and nobody else. It feels much more natural than the majority of her post-breakdown visual fare, which always revolves around her doing something ‘sexy’ despite looking uncomfortably awkward and out-of-it most the time.
Can Godney please just make a children’s album filled with “My Baby” ballads and adorable “Ooh La Las?” I’d buy it.