We cannot think of a better message to promote on this sunny Thursday than the one of self-love, and McKenna Michels is the perfect person to help with this. On her track “Broken Like This”, the singer-songwriter showcases her commanding tone and preaches the importance of not giving into outward pressures in the name of self-love. And, the result? A truly joyous pop ballad emerges with a beautifully empowering edge.
In celebration of the track, Michels has now released its messaging-rife music video. As the multi-faceted artist poses in a regal gown and tiara, we see an ominous figure strip her of each piece of clothing until she is left in nothing but a corset, physicalising the beauty of being your authentic self.
“It symbolises stripping away the expectations of others and being true to who you are, even if that means losing a part of yourself and leaving the life you were living behind in the process,” explains the singer-songwriter when discussing the music video. “The loss of the weight of trying to be perfect in others’ eyes is painful but freeing and makes room for powerful self-discovery.”
Head below to listen to “Broken Like This”…