Colbie Caillat

April 11, 2015

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Colbie Caillat released the music video for her lead single, “Try”, last July, but we at She Is Fierce! think it’s time to bring the attention back to this empowering video.  The video features women of all ages stripping themselves of their hair extensions, fake eyelashes, and makeup as they lip synch along to Colbie’s soft, soothing voice singing,

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.”

In an interview with Billboard, Colbie describes why this message means so much to her, saying,

It’s such an amazing feeling because I wrote the song about myself, about what I’ve gone through. It’s this song I’ve had in my head my entire life about personal insecurities, imperfections, self-confidence issue. I thought I was the only person who felt that way and now I release this song that so many people around the world are relating too, so many different age ranges, men and women. It makes me feel great that I’m not the only one in this situation. For them, hearing a song that speaks to them about something they’ve gone through, it connects us. I feel like this barrier is broken down and I don’t have to try so hard every day. It’s a reminder — in every set, every show, every interview I do, I can be me, and that’s what people actually like more than being someone that you’re not. It shows.”

We love Colbie’s message and encourage you all to give the song a listen! This song reminds us that you don’t have to try so hard to get the approval of others, and you most certainly don’t have to change anything about yourself for that approval. There is no one else in the entire world who is exactly like you, so why be anything but yourself?

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