A tribute to that lifelong friend who pushes you to be brave, even if it leads to reckless abandon, and even if that friend is just what your imagination requires in order to get you to do what needs to get done.
It starts, or rather ends, with a powerful image of a bloodied and shirtless man at the wheel of a car, when director Tim Mattia then throws it in reverse to show the heartbreaking string of events that lead to that awful conclusion.
"Better" is a super effective video, both in terms of the narrative in which Meghan Trainor plays the granddaughter of an alcoholic — played by Beau Bridges, btw — and in making sure you know for sure that Ms. Trainor is about way more than that bass.
1975's Matt Healy washes off his "A Change Of Heart" make-up and decides to address his remaining loneliness with a nighttime walkabout that descends into sex and violence. Or, at least he imagines it does.
This would have also been a fantastic video for Springsteen's "County Fair" or even "Tunnel Of Love," and let me assure you: That's a compliment (even if it exposes my heart as old, suburban, sentimental, etc, etc.)
"A Change Of Heart" has 1975 frontman Matty Healy as a sad, silent-film clown who finds love on magically epic night of love and dance at the traveling carnival.
Chris Stapleton takes a back seat here, instead focusing on the dangers of not recognizing poor mental health in someone. Actor Ben Foster, advocate for The Campaign to Change Direction, stars in this clip.