FLETCHER Shares Empowering New Video for "Princess"

FLETCHER Shares Empowering New Video for "Princess"

The singer reminds girls everywhere that no one person, or industry, can define what beauty looks like.

The singer reminds girls everywhere that no one person, or industry, can define what beauty looks like.

Text: Ian David Monroe

Yesterday, New York City-based singer and recent V Girl FLETCHER released the music video for her track "Princess," off her debut EP, Finding Fletcher. The video, made in collaboration with Burnside Pictures, is intensely emotional, starkly honest, and uplifting. Here, FLETCHER puts the focus not on herself, but the people she hopes to touch with her music.

"I want this to be a message that young girls can hold onto and carry with them. They should know they are able to do and be whatever the hell they want. We all deserve to live our truths and to be the most authentic versions of ourselves, even when it's difficult," she tells V.

In an interview with TIME, the singer explains the three different storylines and the close friends that inspired them—"One was kicked out of the house for being gay, another left home because their parents didn’t understand their gender identity, and another dear friend almost lost her battle with bulimia."

FLETCHER's self-empowerment video, unintentionally, follows Monday's airing of the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, which many find displays unrealistic beauty standards for women and girls. While not denouncing the show entirely, FLETCHER posted the following statement to her Twitter, reminding girls that they are in charge of their own bodies:

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