Why Colbie Caillat’s New Song “Try” Should Be Every Girl’s Anthem

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We’ve all heard that Beyonce’s song “Pretty Hurts” was powerful. But Queen B is a queen, after all. She’s probably the most beloved, revered, and idolized female singer in Hollywood. Colbie Caillat? She’s different. She seems to understand where we’re at. As a girl from Malibu, she’s a girl after my own heart. She’s seen, like I have, the skinny girls we oogle at the beach, one part awe of how perfect they look, one part jealous because you don’t look like that. She’s witnessed, like we all have, the double standards society places on body image. She knows. And her new song, “Try,” let’s us know that it’s ok. “You don’t have to try so hard,” she says. “You don’t have to change a single thing.”

But first, she opens with a scene we’re all too familiar with:

“Put your makeup on
Get your…

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