Colbie Caillat is back with a super-empowering ballad and an equally inspiring video to go with it.
“Put your makeup on/ Get your nails done/ Curl your hair/ Run the extra mile/ Keep it slim so they like you, do they like you?” she sings as her and other air-brushed ladies flaunt their done-up hair and makeup.
At first, I was a little taken aback. Wasn’t this supposed to be about being your true self? Instead, what I saw was a cartoonized version of Mariah Carey in a Dove ad — smokey eyes, fluffy hair and a perfect complexion, all in front of a white backdrop.
But things started to take a turn for the optimistic around the 0:44 mark when we saw the women wiping off their makeup. Caillat takes part, too, removing her hair extensions, peeling off her fake eye lashes and revealing her natural look.
“You don’t have to try so hard/ You don’t have to, give it all away/ You just have to get up, get up, get up, get up/ You don’t have to change a single thing,” she sings in the chorus, ending the video looking smiley and seriously at the camera. “Don’t you like you? ’Cause I like you.”