The Joseph Kahn-directed music video sees Britney dealing with heartache as she helplessly falls for a cheater.
Britney Spears suspects her boyfriend cheated on her in a music video for her latest single "Perfume". She gets suspicious when she sees a text on his cell phone from a woman named Cindy and then sees with her own eyes how the two meet and get cozy behind her back.
"Do I imagine it, or do I see your stare? Is there still longing there?" the Southern Belle sings in despair. "I want to believe it's just you and me. Sometimes it feels like there's three of us in here, baby."
The music video is directed by Joseph Khan who directed Britney in clips for "Stronger", "Toxic" and "Womanizer". She said of their latest collaboration, "We've had a lot of success together & there is nobody I trust more with this super personal song."
"Wish they'd release the director's cut of #perfume. Britney's performance is unbelievable. A true artist in it. Game changer. Official cut is a good video as you'll soon see," Khan tweeted shortly before the video premiere. "But it's a true loss not to see what she really did. It's incredible."
"Beyond other artists. But to be VERY honest. Some people would prefer the official version. It's prettier. Simpler. I like it. But I love the [my] [director's cut] so much more. Maybe if your voice is loud enough they'll release it. But other than that, I just needed to tell the truth. Something amazing is waiting"
A petition to get the director's cut released was quickly launched online and signed by a number of Britney's fans following Khan's plea. The song is featured in Britney's eighth studio album titled after her birth name "Britney Jean".
Britney Spears' "Perfume" music video