My least favorite song from Beyonce's self-titled fifth album has had it's video released in full onto YouTube.
My issue with the song? Well, lyrically, I find Pretty Hurts to jar with the aggressive, upfront and empowering attitude of the rest of the album. It also comes off slightly disingenuous for Beyonce to be singing a song about the pressures of perfection when she perpetuates that ideal with her own career. Some may argue that being part of the industry makes the Diva well placed to speak on the subject, since she's experienced it first hand, but I don't agree with that logic- particularly when she's looking stunning and telling fans she "woke up like this...flawless".
Ignoring this, the Sia co-written track is beautifully sung and comes with a positive message that will hopefully help many a person. I just think it would have been better suited to the Four era.
Oh well, it's here and I shall deal. Enjoy!