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Ashley Monroe Brings Back the Variety Show Medium in ‘Weed Instead of Roses’ Video

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Ashley Monroe channels the glory days of TV variety shows with her delightful throwback in the ‘Weed Instead of Roses’ video. From her bright green eye shadow to her super wide bell bottoms and jacket with appliques, she transports us to days long gone — and we like it.

It’s like stepping into a time warp and emerging in a different decade. The vintage clothing, especially that of Monroe’s backup band, the graininess of the footage and the overall vibe will make you feel like you woke up in the 1970s or 1980s. The footage is intentionally imperfect, and that’s part of the video’s inherent charm.

The fuzzy parts and the hazy coloring add to its authenticity. The folks behind this video did their part to make it feel like found footage. Kudos to them on that front.

Monroe and her video remind you of — or introduce you to, depending on which generation you are from — that precious period in culture when cell phones didn’t exist and the best way to connect with the outside world was through the boob tube.

Monroe is a peach, seriously. She’s adorable and magnetic. You won’t be able to divert your gaze from her energy and her wink-wink, nudge-nudge attitude.

We may be through with the past, but Ashley Monroe sure isn’t.

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