Beyoncé – “Countdown” Video

The day has finally come. Beyoncé’s video for the best song on her sterling 4, and maybe even the best song of the whole damn year, has arrived after a torturous web-clock countdown (to “Countdown.” Fun!). Judging by the teaser they put out last week, it has potential to be the most electric Beyoncé video since the immortal classic “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)” video. Deep breath. Let’s do this together.

The clip was directed by Adria Petty, who is — yep — Tom Petty’s daughter.

4 is out now on Sony.

UPDATE: Here’s an amazing zoetrope version of the video (via Tyler Coates).