Being famous or in the public eye isn’t ‘Easy.’ You needn’t look any further than the looks on the faces of Rascal Flatts vocalist Gary LeVox and British pop singer Natasha Bedingfield in the new video for their latest single, ‘Easy,’ to see that.
Each appears to be someone of stature and importance in the video, and arrives to a red carpet gala separately, looking sharply dressed — but they wear their misery on their faces. Clearly, something’s up — or down, actually — between them, and they’re not happy about it.
It looks like a big event where rich and famous people congregate, but neither LeVox nor Bedingfield are into to the pomp and circumstance, the bells and whistles or the clutter of people. LeVox’s expression is one of being unsettled.
Bedingfield, despite looking lovely in a stunning lavender dress, mopes in her limo like it’s the last place in the world she wants to be. Something else is weighing on her mind, and while the flash bulbs are going off, she’s thinking of LeVox.
Bedingfield and LeVox keep missing each other in a crowd full of other well-attired people. The density of the crowd relays the idea of the tension and discomfort both are feeling. However, they eventually meet in the middle and sing to one another.
The video for ‘Easy’ certainly suggests that fame and fortune aren’t always what they are cracked up to be, and that even superstars need a minute to decompress and just be themselves and deal with what life throws at them.
The ending is literally a Cinderella one, as Bedingfield races down the red-carpeted steps and loses a jeweled silver shoe, which LeVox is left holding. It’s an unsettled ending and one that suits the overall moody tone of the clip.
Watch the Rascal Flatts/Natasha Bedingfield ‘Easy’ Video
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