When you’re “different”, fitting in doesn’t come so easily. For kids and young adults who yearn for acceptance, being bullied for standing out from your peers can be incredibly painful. That’s what’s being explored in the film Wonder, due out November 17, which follows a young boy named Auggie who has a facial deformity, as he’s determined to fit in with the crowds and find his place to belong at a new school. In our recent interview, Bea Miller told us “I try my best to be the person that I would’ve needed, for other people”, and we couldn’t think of a better person to provide music for this film. The music video for her song “Brand New Eyes”, which will be included on the original motion picture soundtrack for Wonder, can be seen above.
In “Brand New Eyes”, Miller sings about ridding herself of doubt and “all the things that broke me”, as she finds her voice and her sense of self:
“It’s like I got brand new eyes, and I can finally see
What has always been right there in front of me
And with these brand new eyes I’ll take in everything
And I will finally see me.”
The video features clips of Miller interspersed with footage from the film. At the beginning, Auggie is seen riding his bike and walking to school with an astronaut’s space helmet covering his head; over the course of the video, he deals with bullying but eventually learns to accept himself and finds his place in the world.
The “Brand New Eyes” video comes just a few days before the October 6 release of Chapter 3: Yellow, the third in a series of three EPs Bea Miller is releasing this year. Chapter 1: Blue was about sadness, Chapter 2: Red was about anger, and in our interview, Miller told us that Yellow is “not necessarily that there’s a light at the end of the tunnel but kind of to say that once you go through a certain experience that tears you apart at the time it makes you stronger in the end.”
We’ll be sure to keep you updated on all things Bea Miller as the release of Chapter 3: Yellow draws closer, so make sure you’re following Substream on Twitter. In the mean time, watch the trailer for Wonder below.