I just wanted to share this article and video. Colbie Caillat is one of those new female singers that you either like or you don't. She has her own unique sound and style that is not seen too often in modern-day pop music. I really like her music though. I'm not a huge fan. I don't BUY her music or seek out her concerts, but when her music comes on the radio, I'll turn it up and listen to it.
Too many times, in our society, our families listen to music that is degrading and vulgar. With songs like Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" and Jason DeRulo & Snoop Dogg's "Wiggle, Wiggle," women and girls are made into objects that are purely for the pleasure of the male species. Now, I'm not a feminist, but it does seem that more and more times, the "popular music" is all about sex, drugs, and women being made into sex-objects.
On TV and in magazines, women are made to be sexy and "eye candy" for men. Women are constantly covered in tons of makeup, made to wear skimpy and revealing clothing, and yet again, made into "eye candy" for men. Regardless if women choose to obey the trends or not, society tells women that a woman can't be pretty unless she follows these rules of sexiness. This is one of the reasons why we have so many eating disorders in our country. Our society is constantly telling women that you are only pretty if you are skinny, blonde, and if you have huge breasts. All of which is not true at all. Women are beautiful. It does not matter your body size or shape, your hair color, your skin color, your hair texture, or your breasts/waist/rear-end size.
In this new song, "Try" by Colbie Caillat, she hits this dead on! The song is a beautifully written song that she wrote about the music industry Photoshopping her and making her into someone she is not. It's a song of empowerment and a reminder to women that we can be beautiful by simply being proud of who we are. The video is just as powerful as the song.
Please check out this song and video and share if you would like to.