0304, 2003

Jewel is not usually my jam, but I’ve got to give it up to this video. It’s such a creative concept, such a bold message about consumerism and sex, executed with vision. Especially notable considering its early-2000s context. We need more actual statements like this in pop music.

“ The most important kind of freedom is to be what you really are. You trade in your reality for a role. You trade in your sense for an act. You give up your ability to feel, and in exchange, put on a mask. There can’t be any large-scale revolution until there’s a personal revolution, on an individual level. It’s got to happen inside first. ”

—    Jim Morrison