Most musicians want to be front-and-center in their music videos, but Colbie Caillat is doing something a little different. In her latest video for “Try,” the first single off her fourth studio album, she enlisted the help of other musicians to help her out!
The images on screen, including those of the stars mentioned above, all feature women – and some men – wearing very little makeup if any at all. Instead, they allowed themselves to be photographed naturally.
In an opening message, Caillat explained what the video was about:
“This lyric video is filled with photos of friends, fellow musicians, entertainers and my amazing fans. I asked everyone to shoot themselves wearing little to no makeup – whatever they were comfortable with. Myself included.”
Caillat wrote the song after explaining to a male friend how “exhausting it is for women.” She shared that there’s “so much we have to do in order to make ourselves beautiful so we feel accepted in the public eye.” According to the singer, the song is “an anthem for women to accept who they are and be comfortable showing it and not hiding it.”
In the end, Caillat wanted her fans, male and female, to know “we are not alone with our insecurities.”
We love that Caillat enlisted her fans and famous friends to get involved in her project, and we’re definitely standing behind her message that we don’t have to “try so hard” to get the approval of others.
Watch Colbie Caillat’s “Try”:
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