Last month, Bebe Rexha finally put out her debut album “Expectations” releasing a record well received by critics.
Now the 28-year-old American artist debuted the music video for the first single “I’m a mess”.
The electro pop track, which features a musical interpolation of the hook from Meredith Brooks’ 1997 hit “Bitch”, was inspired by Rexha’s personal experiences.
The music video opens in an old-school insane asylum where the singer performs a series of impressive choreography with her fellow patients. It contains a strong message as Bebe explains: “I have been very vocal and honest about my ongoing struggle with anxiety and depression. I wanted to create a video and song that expressed my truth. This video is a celebration of me finally being able to accept my imperfections. I’m okay with not being okay all the time. If you feel alone or lost please know you are not, and you are loved”.
Not everyone was happy with the song. “My mom absolutely hates that song” she told in an interview. “She said ‘Look at ‘Meant to Be,’ couldn’t you put out another song that’s happy and positive?’”. Bebe added “But ‘I’m A Mess’ is a real side of me, something I deal with every day, with anxiety and depression”.