Alyson Stoner revealed a brand new look in her highly effective and poignant music video for her tune “Stripped Naked.”
Stoner, who folks could know from her many Disney Channel roles, launched the video on Wednesday however hinted as much as it in plenty of Instagram posts within the days main as much as at this time.
“Stripped Naked” begins with the 25-year-old watching a montage of house movies from when she was a younger woman. She then decides to take the VCRs and her video digicam and hops into her white and inexperienced VW van. She parks it in a semi-abandoned parking spot and camps on the market for a bit. The singer drives off to a second location and afterward decides to take a pair of scissors and chop off her lengthy hair, which she straightens out with an electrical razor. It is clear the massive choice is empowering for her, therefore the tune lyrics “And I am lastly reducing the strings. / Cuz I am Stripped Naked, obtained nothin left.”
Together with her newly buzzed hair, Stoner takes her outdated tapes and burns all of them in a fireplace pit. After recording herself doing so, Stoner places the cassette in her pocket and throws the video digicam within the hearth, too.
In line with her Instagram web page, she shot the music video at Joshua Tree Nationwide Park.
Stoner opened up concerning the tune’s that means in a collection of Instagram posts. On Tuesday, the Cheaper by the Dozen actress shared a snippet of video and mentioned she was “exhausted from vulnerability” and that she “poured every part into this.”
“Stripped Naked is not only a tune for me. It is a line within the sand and a private dedication to alter my future course, irrespective of how daunting and unclear,” she wrote. “To permit outdated, acquainted issues to die and kill off the ego that retains me fixated on the rear-view mirror, even when nothing lovely is coming from it.”
She dubs the monitor “an anthem” in her lyrics. “I can not imagine household may very well be so savage. Swore to me I used to be free, then took benefit. / I do know you thought it was a tragic tune, however this s–t is an anthem,” she sings within the first verse. “Had me doin tips like a sideshow. / It is clear to me now that I used to be your survival. All of your excuses are useless on arrival.”
The star opened as much as Folks of their most up-to-date situation and mentioned the that means behind her shaved head in addition to some earlier well being struggles. “Shaving my head is an act of psychological well being and confidence, not self-destruction. I can not inform you what number of beliefs and opinions and insecurities fell to the ground with each tuft of hair, and I am leaving them there,” she shared with the journal. “I am shedding one period and rising as a brand new being in actual time.”
Each the tune and music video for “Stripped Naked” signify the start of an necessary new chapter for Stoner. She revealed she went to rehab when she was 17 for an consuming dysfunction. In line with Folks, she developed anorexia nervosa, train bulimia and binge-eating dysfunction. When she was youthful, she additionally suffered from seizures and coronary heart palpitations because of high-stress work environments.
Stoner defined that she turned so skinny that casting administrators would ship her house at auditions. She mentioned, “They’d simply inform me that I need assistance and [need] to go house and handle my well being as a result of my eyes have been sunken in and I used to be drained and lifeless.”
She informed the journal she “needed to get assist for a while,” however her busy schedule prevented that from taking place at an earlier time. Stoner displays on the hospitalization and subsequent rehab journey as “top-of-the-line selections I’ve made for my well being.”
On Jan. 7, Stoner posted a photograph of herself on Instagram carrying a bikini and strolling down the road. Within the caption, she mentioned physique picture and her earlier struggles with it. “For years I attempted journal work-outs, celeb ‘diets’ and pushed myself in ways in which led to emphasize and disgrace greater than steadiness and peace,” she wrote. “Satirically, once I stopped punishing myself, my physique had an opportunity to calibrate and discover its personal ‘excellent’. My weight goes up and down. My physique will get softer and tougher, wider and slimmer, however I am not in a entice anymore.”
It looks as if the previous 12 months has been extraordinarily transformative for the singer-dancer. In March 2018, Stoner composed an essay for Teen Vogue the place she mentioned her sexuality and falling in love with a lady—her dance teacher—for the primary time. After speaking about being “petrified of intimacy” with males due to previous abuse, she concluded, “I, Alyson, am drawn to males, ladies, and individuals who establish in different methods. I can love folks of each gender id and expression. It’s the soul that captivates me. It’s the love we will construct and the goodness we will contribute to the world by supporting one another’s finest journeys.”
She informed E! Information not lengthy afterwards that popping out was “slightly bit scary” however the danger was price it. She mentioned, “What issues most is that it is a actually thrilling, contemporary time for me to really feel extra myself than ever.”
Watch the total music video for “Stripped Naked” above.