On Friday, singer-songwriter Colbie Caillat stopped by Good Morning America to perform her touching single, "Try," and it's a performance that you definitely don't want to miss. Co-written with legendary musician Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, "Try" garnered positive attention back in July with the release of its powerful music video, which depicts a series of women bravely removing their makeup for the camera. When asked why "Try's" music video is "so important" to her on GMA, Caillat responded:
I wanted people to see the transformation that someone can go through, and the unrealistic ideal of beauty that most people compare themselves to.
"Try" is a fantastic song, but I'm going to level with you: Its message is hardly revolutionary for pop music.
"Don't let others define who you are!"
"Love your body!"
Yes, "Try's" lyrics can be a little, "been there, done that" at times, but with her honest and heartfelt vocal delivery, Caillat is able to make you feel as though you're hearing these familiar words for the very first time. In the hands of another artist, "Try" might come off as cliché, preachy, or even cheesy — but Caillat pulls it all off wonderfully. There's a warm, comforting sincerity in her voice that I think could charm even the most cynical of listeners. Check out Caillat's stunning live performance of "Try" below.
Caillat's new album, Gypsy Heart, is out now.