If honesty is the mark of a great artist, Jon McLaughlin is without question on the right track. Indiana, his major label debut album is as honest as it gets. Through its emotional ups and downs, and its sweeping, hooky and earnest piano-pop, Indiana finds the 24-year-old, Indiana based singer working through romantic tests, and even finds him candidly discussing the status of his young career.
Beautiful Disaster, what a beautiful song and I absolutely adore the lyrics. This song is basically about a girl who wanted to be loved, however, no matter what she did, no one stayed around her for long. She thought maybe she's just not beautiful enough, and if only she's prettier, people would accept her. Out of desperation, she even gave the boys what they wanted in return for real love, but that never happened.
She didn't want to accept the fact that her life was a disaster, but in trying to become beautiful, she became a disaster. What she doesn't understand, is that she's perfect just the way she is and being herself is okay. Perfect only in her imperfection.
Doesn't the song remind us how physical looks can be so influential to our societies individuals? And sometimes we are willing to change or do everything in exchange for happy ever after, but without realizing we have lost our direction.