I have a big smile on my face… I know you can’t see it so I’m telling – so you can ‘hear’ my smiling voice when I say what I have to say.
The TV was on whilst I was cooking, when I heard this vibrant rhythm began – rather unique for this day and age. What, rock n roll? Of course, I checked it out and voila! the second surprise. The music video – which I have included below – has men and women dressed well, instead of dressed exposed. The most risque outfit might shock a 1950s audience, if that.
Besides the rhythm and melody, there is the song’s empowering lyrics:
You know I won’t be no stick figure silicone Barbie doll
So if that’s what you’re into then go ahead and move along
Then there is the dig at the media’s misrepresentation of women, creating a false and unachievable body image:
I see the magazines workin’ that Photoshop
We know that shit ain’t real
C’mon now, make it stop
Girls cannot be what they cannot see, and there has been a lot of music and music video depicting girls and women solely as sexual beings, looking like Barbie, playing supporting roles to men. Well, not this one.
The music genre may not be everyone’s ‘cup of tea’ but the message is loud and clear:
If you got beauty beauty, just raise ’em up
Cause every inch of you is perfect
From the bottom to the top
There is hope yet! So, watch the video of Meghan Trainor’s ‘All about That Bass’ for yourself 🙂