Yesterday, Christina Aguilera and Demi Lovato released the music video for their empowering feminist anthem “Fall in Line” and Twitter is here for it.
The Luke Gilford-directed video begins with a shot of two young girls resembling younger versions of Aguilera and Lovato playing in a peaceful field before being kidnapped by masked men, and taken to a dystopian-like prison where they are forced to perform. Eventually, the diva duo finds the strength to fight back and escape.
Music fans on Twitter couldn’t get enough of the video and tweeted their approval.
— natalie (@showmystrength) May 23, 2018
they escaped from the abuse, the stereotypes, and the “beholden” and they grew and learned that innocence is taken at a young age by sick and money hungry people but theres always space for growth and teaching others to stray away from it #xtinademivideo pic.twitter.com/cmO3uaWVvK
— ♡⛓ (@SaveAsDemi) May 23, 2018
— … (@demiholiness) May 23, 2018
— Demi Lovato PH (@demipilipinas) May 23, 2018
Even Fifth Harmony’s Lauren Jauregui chimed in.
So powerful. @xtina @ddlovato you two have been such huge inspirations for me since I️ was a child. Christina was my first queen growing up, I️ watched & followed & admired everything she did. Thank you for continuing to inspire & push boundaries. https://t.co/dUoOvfzQMp
— Lauren Jauregui (@LaurenJauregui) May 23, 2018
“’Fall in Line'” is as much about supporting each other as it is about self-empowerment,” Aguilera wrote on Twitter. “I wanted to convey that in this video by visually representing the imprisonment that so many of us have felt, and the freedom we can achieve together.”
“[I’m] so proud to be a part of this powerful video,” Lovato tweeted. “The message of women supporting each other through their struggles is so important to me.”
The track will appear on Xtina’s forthcoming album, Liberation, out on June 15.