Singer Oshri on his latest video: We are forced to cover ourselves up with to look perfect

2018-03-07 17:19
 
 Oshri

Cape Town – South African singer Oshri released a meaningful music video for his song, Too Much last month. 

The clip isn’t all fast cars and sexy women like most music videos today and it’s all because the singer wanted to explore a topic close to his heart. 

HERE’S WHAT HE HAD TO SAY:

“We are all trying to constantly make things look better than what they really are, but there’s a fine line between improving yourself and wearing a mask” says Oshri, who resides between New York, Los Angeles and the Mother City. 

Oshri himself says that he ultimately “wants to fall in love with the true beauty beyond all the layers we are forced to cover ourselves up with to look perfect”.

The unique video showcases a before and after makeup session in reverse; ultimately showcasing how beautiful a woman is even before applying anything that masks her natural self.

WATCH THE VIDEO HERE:


THE SINGER EXPLAINS THE INSPIRATION BEHIND THE SONG:

“I was deeply moved, almost to tears, when I asked one of my stunning lady friends to join me at the spur of the moment to go out. Through my eyes, she was beautiful just the way she was while we were just chilling at her place. Her reply was that there was no way she could go out the way she looked and would need some time to get ready. I was astounded and shocked. Here was this gorgeous woman and yet she felt she’s not good enough? It got me thinking about the immense pressure we are all under to always look our best - expected to be perfect in every way, including the shape of our bodies. This haunted me for weeks on end until I eventually sat down and wrote Too Much.”

The video is the brainchild of Oshri and he selected Instagram makeup sensation, Elwa Saleh to star in it.

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