Why be a ‘Princess’ in another person’s story if you might be the hero of your personal? Lena Stone makes her personal ‘Fortunately Ever After’ in her new music video, and he or she tells us why it was ‘simply essentially the most enjoyable I’ve ever had.’
The saying goes, “you’ve bought to kiss a variety of frogs earlier than you discover a prince,” but it surely feels like Lena Stone is ok conserving her lipstick intact, thanks very a lot. “Sleeping Magnificence simply wanted a nap / Snow White simply wanted a tan / Cinderella simply wanted a suitcase / commerce that pumpkin for a VW Van,” she sings initially of her self-empowering anthem, “Princess.” In the video, Lena will get to reside out her personal fairy story fantasy, posing like a princess subsequent to a reasonably pony (or, on this case, a full-grown horse) earlier than mendacity down on a mattress of pink tulle. Nevertheless, it’s when she’s in an outsized buying bag that Lena delivers the knockout punch of this nation bop. “My life don’t appear to be / some storybook? Advantageous. / I assume it doesn’t matter / I pay my very own hire / purchase my very own diamonds / make my very own ‘Ever After’”
“Making the ‘Princess’ music video was simply essentially the most enjoyable I’ve ever had on a video shoot!” Lena tells MeSlop EXCLUSIVELY. “I really like that at completely different factors the video is tremendous further, however at moments it’s additionally actually candid and simply humorous. Everybody on set had the very best time, and I believe you may actually see that within the closing minimize of the video. Plus, there may be nothing funnier than a horse carrying a tiara standing in the midst of a images studio.”
The perfect a part of Lena going all “further” for the video is that it doesn’t diminish the message behind “Princess.” This nation monitor celebrates how Lena is pleased with how her story is popping out, even when it doesn’t match the standard concepts of “storybook romance.” It’s additionally an anthem for all these ladies on the market who’re forging their very own paths in the direction of happiness.
“One of many causes I named the EP Princess is as a result of this track is so visible,” she tells MeSlop, “and I knew we needed to do a extremely particular music video to go together with the track. I really like all of the methods we bought to mess around with the themes of being girly and being a princess, but in addition acknowledge that on the finish of the day it’s all only for present.”
Lena gave assist to the opposite “princesses” of nation music when she spoke EXCLUSIVELY with MeSlop in 2019. Proper earlier than her interview, Dr. Jada Watson of the College of Ottawa, in session with WOMAN Nashville, launched a report known as Gender Illustration on Nation Format Radio: A Examine of Printed Experiences from 2000-2018. The research discovered that ladies weren’t afforded the identical alternatives as their male counterparts with regards to nation music broadcasts, and Lena known as out reform throughout the board.
“There are a variety of male artists who’re sticking up for feminine artists, but it surely must be everybody,” she stated to MeSlop. “It’s not that ladies don’t need to hear ladies. It’s not that males don’t need to hear ladies. You want what you’re uncovered to, and when excursions and radio are exposing you to solely males, that’s what you want, as a result of that’s what you hear.”