Yesterday Christina Aguilera and Demi Lovato released their newest music video for their song “Fall in Line” that takes a powerful stand against the corruption that has invaded the music industry and the sexualization of young girls. The message in the music video and the song warn girls of the brutal nature of success in an industry that will stop at nothing to control and degrade its artists.
As the video begins, a young blonde and brunette are shown playing in a field of flowers together. In their youth, they are pure and innocent, but that is robbed from them by two armed soldiers in all black with their faces covered by masks who separate them, taking them underground.
One of the girls is Christina, and she is shown waking up in a modern underground prison where the soldiers put her on camera forcing her to do different poses then handing her a mic. She uses the opportunity to convey her message, first addressing her audience “Little girls, listen closely cause no one told me, but you deserve to know.”
Her warning becomes serious as she tells children to protect their bodies and their souls singing, “In this world, you are not beholden. You do not owe them your body and your soul.” Christina warns that this world will rob you of everything, down to your soul. John 10:10 verifies the truth in what Christina sings, saying “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.”
The Bible tells us that nothing in this world is worth our soul in Matthew 16:26 “For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?”
Demi Lovato later sings, “you’re more than flesh and bones.” Celebrities who grew up with Disney like Demi and Christina are warning their fans against gaining popularity and stardom by selling the most central part of their being, their soul. Katy Perry has issued similar warnings, showing regret for ever becoming a celebrity.
Without a soul, this is the only life given, and the lyrics fall in line with this saying, “All the youth in the world will not save you from growing older, and all the truth in the girl is too precious to be stolen from her.”
Knowing that our souls belong to Jesus as Christians, growing older is just a part of life that leads us closer to being in the eternal presence of God. 2 Corinthians 4:16, “So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day.”
As the video continues, men in lab coats are shown monitoring the prisoners. A sign is displayed on one of the gates that says “cells are under constant video/audio surveillance” and another sign says, “no communication with inmates.”
Meanwhile, imprisoned Christina speaks out, “It’s just the way it is maybe it’s never gonna change, but I got a mind to show my strength. And I got my right to speak my mind.”
She then sings the threats they have given her in attempt to silence and control her, “And I’m gonna pay for this. They’re gonna burn me at the stake but I got a fire in my veins. I wasn’t made to fall in line.”
Demi Lovato is the next prisoner put on camera with guards right outside the set. “Show some skin, make him want you” Demi sings of the blatant sexualization that producers and the like require of their artists.
One of the guards then takes Christina by the neck pushing her down to the bed in chains which she uses to fight back and overcome his sexual attack. Scenes of her being controlled by the guards and sexualized on camera are shown as she fights the guard. She and Demi escape, exiting the underground prison into the same grassy field they were abducted from as children, free.
Songs like “Fall in Line” issue a soulful warning, but they don’t offer a solution. The Bible makes it clear that there is hope, and that hope is Jesus Christ who gives us abundant life.
Christina Aguilera. “Christina Aguilera - Fall In Line (Official Video).” YouTube. . (2018): . . http://bit.ly/2klGr5T
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