First Look at Melissa Etheridge's Director's Cut Video for "As Cool As You Try"

September 17, 2021

On the release day of her latest album One Way Out, Melissa Etheridge is sharing with GLAAD a new, Director's Cut music video for her single "As Cool As You Try."

The Grammy Award and GLAAD Media Award-winning singer and songwriter told Anthony Allen Ramos, GLAAD’s Head of Talent: "'As Cool As You Try’ is probably more relevant now than ever, since identity is where we’re at now. There’s no longer that one thing that makes you cool. You just have to feel cool yourself and you’re cool.”

Watch "As Cool As You Try" (Director's Cut) here:

The video was filmed at Molly Malone’s in Los Angeles, the video was co-directed by Lisa Eaton and Ayesha Orange, and features Melissa going back to her roots.  “As Cool As You Try” is one of nine tracks written by Etheridge in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s that never made the cut on one of her albums….until now!

Etheridge is currently on the road and will be touring through fall in support of the new album which will include both new dates and rescheduled dates from 2020. All tour dates and additional info can be found at

"One Way Out" is available now.