E.G. Daily is sending out a powerful message in her new music video for “So Pretty.” The “Pee-wee's Big Adventure” actress knew after she had written the song that it ended up revealing something much deeper than what was initially on the surface. “I felt like it tapped into me, it tapped into my children - who are millennials, it tapped into my mother, it just tapped into everything,” Daily tells AXS.
Daily, who composes music and has performed on a number of soundtracks, had originally penned the track with some writer friends and intended it for the screen. However, the singer soon recognized that this was something she needed to release for herself. “The more I worked on it, the more I realized this is really poignant right now,” she continued. “There’s self-objectifying that’s going on to a point where it’s dangerous. Something has to shift. People are empty and they’re trying so hard to make the outside feel beautiful and perfect. Really, it’s the inside work that needs to be done and that’s what this song represents.”
Daily is championing a movement that is all about embracing your authenticity. She says it comes down to more affirmations, focusing on what an incredible human you are, the good you’re doing for the planet, and how you treat others. It’s about building up what’s on the inside so that you can feel beautiful on the outside. It’s about being a part of something that is bigger than you.
“For me, this song is important because this has been my whole career,” Daily shared. From Dottie in “Pee-wee's Big Adventure” to the voice of Tommy Pickles on Nickelodeon's “Rugrats,” the actress/singer/songwriter has had a long and successful run in Hollywood. This song sends a message to the world that everyone should be treated with respect and accepted for who they are, not what they look like.
The video stars Daily and her two daughters, who are also musicians. She strives to teach her children these lessons every day and is now on a mission to spread the word through her music. The idea is for people to focus on doing internal work, that way they won’t feel the need to do all of that work on the outside. “Beauty is an inside job,” Daily says. “It’s good health. It’s kindness. It’s about less people-pleasing and more self-love. The key is to be aware and be accountable to each other.”
You can get an exclusive look at the video for “So Pretty” up above.
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