By Grady Smith
Updated October 06, 2011 at 12:00 PM EDT

Beyoncé may be pregnant with her first child, but she’s not going to let that slow her pop career down.

Queen B has just released the music video for her latest single “Countdown,” the funky jam that we all kinda wish had been the lead single off of 4, rather than “Run the World (Girls),” and it’s a twitchy, energetic, but slightly disjointed affair.

The video—which, judging by the distinct lack of a baby bump in some shots (though we do get a few glimpses), must have been shot at least partly before the VMAs—is a typical Beyoncé dance-fest featuring frenetic movement, flashing colors, and a whole lot of sexy outfits. (The video also features some serious bangs in some scenes yet no bangs in others, which further solidifies the fact that I have no idea how women’s hair works.)

Check out the clip below:

What did you think? Pretty straightforward, right? Anyone else get a slightly Nicki Minaj-ish vibe from the close-up shots of Beyoncé, wide-eyed and blinking against a white background? Let your voice be heard in the comments!

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