Dec 16, 2011
A smash single from Britney Spears' multi-platinum album Femme Fatale, "Till the World Ends" was written by Dr. Luke, Max Martin, Kesha and Alexander Kronlund.
"Till the World Ends" is an electropop song which accompanies an award-winning music video set in downtown Los Angeles on December 21, 2012, the highly speculated date of the "end of the world."
The video for "Till the World Ends" puts L.A., the most famous city of disasters, up against 12-21-12, the most famous disaster date.
Replete with subliminal symbolism, the video features Britney Spears dancing, teasing and commanding a spectacle of hedonistic defiance in the face of looming disaster and impending destruction.
As a devastating earthquake meets an obliterating comet, earth meets sky in a symphony of apocalyptic judgment as Britney Spears gyrates in a trance amid leather-clad dancers.
At the video's conclusion, Britney Spears emerges from under the earth as the unscathed and rising up to be kissed by the California sun.
One of the most enjoyable dance songs about California, "Till the World Ends" is complicated in its deceptive simplicity --- and one of Britney Spears' most ironic achievements as an artist.
Britney Spears Till the World Ends