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Meghan Trainor Shows A Different Side Of Herself In Emotional 'Better' Video

It just might surprise you.

We've gotten used to a certain formula from Meghan Trainor. Colorful, bubbly music videos for songs like "All About That Bass" and "Me Too" have pretty much become her trademark. This year's video for the empowering pop anthem "No" had a little more edge, but it was still highlighted by funky costumes and sexy dance moves.

Her latest video for the song "Better," featuring Yo Gotti, shows a side of her you may not have been expecting. It depicts the strained relationship between a young woman (Trainor) and her alcoholic grandfather (Beau Bridges). 

Trainor's character, who works in a barber shop, spends the video driving her grandfather home from jail, taking him out of a bar when he's drunk, and arguing with him about his destructive habits.


The video ends with Bridges' character being arrested before Trainor finds an old photo of the two of them that he left on her porch.

The sad visuals are accompanied by the repeated lyrics "I deserve better / Better than you." It brings a whole new meaning to the song, which most people on the first listen would probably interpret as being about a romantic relationship.

We're interested to see what this new style means for Trainor's future videos.

Check out the "Better" video below:

(H/T: Billboard)

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