Over on our band page we've been highlighting a different 'Ghost' each week in honor of our new single. This one needed to be shared- on a personal note being in the entertainment business I've seen this firsthand. I had multiple people tell me I needed to "show more skin cause we're trying to sell records here". I refused...and was told I was "difficult" and "argumentative"
V A N I T Y // We're surrounded by images of beauty and standards that quite frankly seem unattainable. Things are proposed through the media as "real" and we're discouraged when we don't measure up. Then we either spend money we don't have buying things we don't need and still don't look like the magazines, OR we give up on ourselves and sink into a vicious cycle of self loathing and self hate.
Vanity/beauty is a business and they know how to get us. It's not just targeted towards women either. Men see images of successful guys dressed in great suits with nice things, or muscles on muscles and think how can I achieve that?
There's such a dark side to VANITY, and sometimes it can lead to self righteousness...(this is what we tried to capture in this image) On the one side we look great, but inside we're wicked and vain. What happens when you think so highly of yourself that you look down on others? Who are you really behind the happy Instagram posts and the layer of perfectly blended contouring? Are you a person who fears God above all else? Or have you bought into the lie that looking perfect on the outside is what matters?
I'd rather be my vulnerable self, mess and all, than a self righteous vain person that only cares about my own gain. 📷: @moresmilesmore