Iggy Azalea and Britney Spears are coming to a sound system near you this summer. The music superstars are teaming up to bring to life their new single “Pretty Girls,” and for the first time, they’ve released some vivid, out-of-this-world artwork to go along with their title track.
A rep for Spears confirmed to Billboard that the space-age style art is officially the cover for the “Pretty Girls” record. Featuring an astronaut version of Britney atop a rocket while a 60s brand Iggy nests comfortably inside an air-sealed bubble resembling “Jane Fonda in Barbarella,” the camp-laden image is sure to be a hit among fans of pulp sci-fi nostalgia as well as fans of Azalea and Spears.
— billboard (@billboard) April 30, 2015
The cover art also coincides with reports and photos that have materialized suggesting the music video will be an homage to the 80s cult classic Earth Girls Are Easy, starring Jeff Goldblum and Geena Davis.
“I think she’s just like the ultimate ’80s pin-up hot, cool type of girl, so I told Britney to check her out, and she was like, ‘Yes, I love Geena Davis!’ So we based our characters on a lot of stuff like that, like Geena Davis and characters she played in a lot of her movies at that time period,” Iggy told MTV News. “But there’s definitely a narrative. I don’t want to give it away, but it’s quirky and funny.”
Spears herself has been tweeting out several on location shots from the video, which features Britney and Iggy in a wardrobe straight from that era.
Girls roll, windows roll ⬇️, on us, jaws on the ground pic.twitter.com/HaSvfJ4baJ
— Britney Spears (@britneyspears) April 9, 2015
On our way to set like… pic.twitter.com/LX2RJRvLE5
— Britney Spears (@britneyspears) April 11, 2015
Just shot one of my favorite dance scenes ever with these boys!! pic.twitter.com/toJfgoB5Y4
— Britney Spears (@britneyspears) April 10, 2015
Iggy as well couldn’t contain her excitement over her collaboration with Spears and pinned a tweet to her wall ever since the song was first announced.
Hi just wanted to come online and tell you all how extremely excited iam for Pretty Girls to be released & that we are going to perform it 2
— IGGY AZALEA (@IGGYAZALEA) April 14, 2015
What do you think? Do you like the cover art and music video concept for “Pretty Girls”? Are you looking forward to Iggy Azalea and Britney Spears’ team-up?
[Britney Spears photo by: Frank Micelotta / Getty Images. Iggy Azalea photo by Christopher Polk / Getty Images]