Colbie Caillat is a grammy-award winning, singer-songwriter. She made waves with her song ‘Bubbly.’ And, this time she created a storm with her song ‘Try.’
As a part of her new album ‘ Gypsy Heart,’ she has released a powerful vide for her song ‘Try.’ The video is more like a statement which is highly empowering and reassuring. It talks about the intense pressure of unrealistic beauty stereotypes, photoshopped models and stunning photoshoots that are forcing women to look at themselves in a negative light.
In an interview, she revealed the story behind her new song. It is quite surprising, but in a nice way that the inspiration for this song came from a man.
Colbie Caillat: I went into the recording studio with Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds and I told him that I was getting a lot of pressure to be someone I’m not, both musically and image-wise. Although I don’t want to do it, I’m just going to make these people happy. He started laughing, and said, we’re not going to do that. That’s not you, and that’s ridiculous of them to ask. That right there gave me the creative freedom. He said, “Let’s write about exactly what they’re asking you to do—to change yourself.” We started checking off all these things that all of us girls do everyday to get ready to go out. I told him that before coming to the studio I wanted to look pretty so I had my nails done, I made sure I had the best outfit on, I had my hair and makeup artist come over and make me look all polished. And the thing is that I like myself when I’m not that way, but I feel like other people might not like me that way. And I know that most women go through that. When you have blemishes on your skin, gain weight, or my friend has crooked teeth, or my mom’s roots are going gray. And everyone is trying to hide their faults from each other when we all have it. So Babyface inspired me to write this and it’s all from a personal experience.
The song has received love both from fans and critics. Colbie has paved a way for more celebrities to take a stand against unreal beauty stereotypes. More power to you, Colbie!