Get the tissues ready, because Kassi Ashton just dropped an emo video for her song “Pretty Shiny Things.”
The stylish visual features Kassi beautifully made up, lying on a stage surrounded by glass trinkets and mirrors, with a melancholic color palette that matches the emotional lyrics of the song. The lyrics depict the pressures young women face to be perfect on the outside, despite what they are experiencing on the inside.
“In our society, it feels like we’re forced to evaluate our reflection everywhere we turn, always waiting for a confirmation from someone else that we are enough,” says Ashton. “Putting that, and something so personal for me, into a visual is a weird task. I wanted it to feel real, not forced. Kristin Barlowe helped me so much in marrying what I wanted artistically with the real emotional monologue.”
Filmed in Nashville, TN, the music video was directed by Kristin Barlowe. The track was first released on March 22nd, 2019 and was produced by Luke Laird and co-written by Kassi and Emily Landis.
Check it out below and let us know what you think of it by sending us a tweet at @CS_Country.