The Maine have released a new music video for “Am I Pretty”. This is only the second one they’ve released for a song from American Candy (if we exclude the lyric video for “Miles Away”). They also put out a video for their cover of “Steal My Sunshine” earlier this year from their EP.
American Candy will celebrate its 1-year anniversary in a couple of days so what better way to celebrate than with a music video! The video starts and ends with a few people telling their stories of being put down, feeling ugly and feeling like they didn’t belong. The video then follows up with the band performing, going crazy, dancing and just having fun. It ends with a few encouraging statements. All in all, it’s simple, entertaining video with a good message.
The band shared the video on their Facebook page with the following inspiring quote from John.
You are beautiful because your eyes are different sizes and your lisp gets in between your tongue and teeth every time you try to say “something”. You are beautiful because the scar under your chin looks like a spider and because you have a massive fear of heights. You are beautiful because there never has been, nor will there every be anyone else on this Earth like you. Because your flaws are like fingerprints and should be embraced just like the free will that resides inside. You are not beautiful because of the symmetry in the little squares on your telephone, you are beautiful because “you” are the only “you” this place will ever know.
-John C. O’Callaghan V.