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The Maine puts out new music video: “Am I Pretty?”

by Hannah Zeitner, junior entertainment editor

On March 28, The Maine released a new music video "Am I Pretty?' from their album American Candy which was released last year on March 31. It showcases various insecurities and people (including band members) owning their insecurities. Photo attribution to The Maine instagram.com/themaineband
On March 28, The Maine released a new music video “Am I Pretty?’ from their album American Candy which was released last year on March 31. It showcases various insecurities and people (including band members) owning their insecurities. Photo attribution to The Maine instagram.com/themaineband

The Maine’s newest music video, “Am I Pretty?” shows a fight against various insecurities. Put out on March 28th, the song and video is a perfect example of the newfound genre that the band is exploring.

The video opens with black and white images of the band’s equipment, accompanied by a voiceover playing.

“I was born an only child to a single mother. Some of my first memories in life are sleeping in cars,” the narrator says before his face is revealed.

The young man stands in an empty frame, bearing the signs of social stigma against him: facial tattoos and piercings, long hair, and a backwards baseball cap.

“People tell me I’m goin’ nowhere in my life,” he says as his voice breaks. “People tell me that I’m never going to amount to anything.”

The video showcases an array of beautiful imagery. Most of The Maine’s music videos are always put together very nicely, being vibrant and HD.

“This video is so great. I love The Maine so much, and the whole message that they sent through the video made me love them even more. They’re such a positive band,” junior Stephanie Mantilla said.

Even though the song is riddled with sand and somber lyrics, the screen is alight with band members and candid strangers dancing in a safe space of inclusiveness, best described as carelessly goofy. It’s a joyous, beautiful celebration of their insecurities. The video ends in black and white, with the same people stating where and how they find joy in their lives. The final line is: “I am pretty!”

The Maine is not currently on tour but is playing the entirety of Warped Tour this summer.

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