Get your Kleenex out peeps!
R’n’B smooth-crooner John Legend channels some classic music videos including TLC’s ‘Unpretty‘, Christina Aguilera’s ‘Beautiful‘ and more recently Beyonce’s ‘Pretty Hurts‘ for the powerful visual of his latest single ‘You And I (Nobody In The World)‘.
The video features some big names, including Legend’s supermodel wife Chrissy Teigan, ‘Orange Is The New Black‘ star Laverne Cox and R’n’B star Tatyana Ali, among other women, inspecting themselves in front of a mirror. Some of the images are heartbreaking – especially when a woman breaks down after revealing her mastectomy scars, while some of the images are celebratory.
Legend delivers a powerful message about loving his woman just the way she is, as he lovingly croons – “You fix your make up, just so / Guess you don’t know, that your beautiful. / Try on every dress that you own. / You were fine in my eyes, a half hour ago. / If your mirror won’t make it any clearer I’ll / Be the one to let you know / Out of all the girls / You my one and only girl. / Ain’t nobody in the world tonight.” – while close-ups of diverse women looking into the camera through a one-way mirror reveal their flaws. A boxer with a bloodied nose, a same-sex couple, a pregnant woman cradling her baby bump, a girl with Down’s Syndrome – all go about their regular activities like brushing their teeth, combing their hair and going to work.
A worthy follow-up to the Grammy-winning Legend’s global # 1 smash ‘All Of Me‘ from his latest Gold-certified effort ‘Love In The Future‘.
Check out the Mishka Kornai-directed clip for John Legend’s ‘You And I (Nobody In The World)‘ right here :