In March, Martina McBride released her brand-new music video for “Reckless.”
The song, which has been catching fire since its Feb. 26 release, is the first single off of the Kansas native’s highly anticipated upcoming album.
Earlier this year, Martina caught up with Rare Country to shed some intimate details about her past life as a 20-year-old and how it correlates to the meaning of the song.
“I was partying a bit too much and I met [my husband] John [McBride] around that time, and he just loved me unconditionally right from the beginning,” she said.
Unconditional love – that’s the kind of sentiment that drives the video.
First premiering on People, the powerfully long video clip dances with the idea of comparing a broken down house with a reckless person. We find Martina walking through the deserted house, as she finds hidden messages beneath the walls. Peeling off pieces of wallpaper, the messages read – too much, not enough, sorry. Martina then chops off her hair, and splashes white paint over the walls.
It’s an uplifting message that embraces the idea of taking risks for the one’s you love. It channels redemption, hope and vulnerability through art and tells us to look beyond people’s foolhardy decisions, be thankful for those who love you and to love them for who they are.