Christina Aguilera’s “Beautiful”, TLC’s “Unpretty”, and Pink’s “F**king Perfect” were empowering female anthems of acceptance and diversity. Regardless of a woman’s outer appearance or perceived imperfections, each of these songs praised inner beauty. This familiar theme is the basis of two brand new videos premiering this week. John Legend’s follow-up to “All Of Me” is titled “You and I” and Colbie Caillat’s “Try”.
“YOU AND I (Nobody In The World)” John Legend
Ever look in the mirror and not like what you see? John Legend’s video dramatically features a variety of women staring at their reflections in a mirror. A young girl with Down’s Syndrome, a female boxer, even a woman bald from chemotherapy treatments are featured in the video. Look for celebrity cameos by Legend’s wife, Chrissy Teigen, and Laverne Cox, one of the stars of Netflix’s Orange Is the New Black. You can see the pain and the joy in this emotional clip, be prepared to shed to tears as you watch this one.
“TRY” Colbie Caillat
It’s one thing for a man to tell a woman that her inner beauty is just as important as her outer beauty. But hearing it from another woman can add a deeper emotional impact. The ultimate California surfer girl, Colbie Caillat, is a beautiful blonde singer. She’s been pressured to “sex up” her wholesome image to sell more records. Colbie took the opposite approach with her latest single. “Try” encourages women to take the make up off, be real, and wholeheartedly accept yourself. People should like you for who you really are. The inspirational video really promotes a wonderful self-image that hopefully reaches young girls everywhere.