Bebe Rexha Takes Fans Behind The Scenes Of ‘I’m A Mess’
Singer and songwriter Bebe Rexha has a long history of crafting high energy pop hits and melodramatic heartache ballads for both herself and other artists. With the release of the American musician’s debut album Expectations earlier this year, Rexha has once again given fans both the highs and lows, producing a sweet love duet with Florida Georgia Line in “Meant To Be” and an emotional bruiser of a track with “I’m A Mess.”
Exploring insecurities and vulnerabilities on the song, Bebe teamed up with famed music video director Sophie Muller, best known for creating some of the most iconic music videos by Gwen Stefani and No Doubt. For “I’m A Mess,” the pair got literal and dressed dancers in straight jackets, with choreography taking place in a mock sanitarium to signify the deterioration of Rexha’s mental state.
Writing about the inspiration for “I’m A Mess,” Rexha said, “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.”
In the new behind the scenes video for “I’m A Mess,” Rexha gives fans a glimpse into the dramatic and dance-heavy video. Shot over an 18-hour day, Rexha said filming was “incredible and one of the hardest shoots of my life. I even lost my voice.”
Rexha, who is set to make her debut performance at the 2018 iHeartRadio MMVAs, is already getting into award show mode. On Sunday night, Rexha and her “Meant To Be” duet performers Florida Georgia Line took home the Teen Choice Award for Choice Country Song.
Catch Bebe Rexha at the 2018 iHeartRadio MMVAs alongside other performers Shawn Mendes, Alessia Cara, Marshmello and Anne-Marie, 98 Degrees, bülow, The Beaches, Brett Kissel, Meghan Trainor, Halsey, 5 Seconds Of Summer, and Kris Wu.
The 2018 iHeartRadio MMVAs hosted by Awkwafina go down Sunday, August 26 at 9/7 MT on CTV and Much.