The Truth About Pink’s Love
From uber-fabulous new Gaelick writer, Charley
For over a decade the singer/songwriter Pink has graced our stereos with her musical abilities; needless to say she’s gone from strength to strength in her career, finally leading to her first (of many, I’m sure) Greatest Hits being released in 2011. I’ll admit that for a short time I was terrified by the prospect of one of the most attractive women in pop hanging up her hat and calling it a day, however that fear has been quenched by the announcement and eventually the release of a new album. I’m a dedicated fan, and I of course downloaded the album as soon as it was possible to – and it’s been on repeat ever since!
The new album, entitled The Truth About Love, contains track after track of pure, raw musical genius, and I can’t get enough of each and every song.
It opens with the killer Are We All We Are that has the catchiest lyrics ever, followed by the critically acclaimed Blow Me (One Last Kiss), the first single to be released from the album. Throughout the entire release we hear the solid and reliable vocals of the forceful diva, that are really exhibited in their purest fashion in tracks such as Try and Just Give Me A Reason, which is unquestionably one of my favourite tracks on the album with great collaboration work shown by the incredible lady and fellow singer Nate Ruess.
There are of course the obligatory middle finger tracks that say a big “UP YOURS!” to everyone. Walk of Shame and Slut Like You definitely stand out on this release as trademark Pink sounds with their defiant lyrics and raw vocals, complimented further by edgy guitar backing sounds that add to the attitude of both tracks.
She’s the bomb
For those extra-committed fans who are thinking of investing in a deluxe edition of this album from iTunes (which I unknowingly seem to have purchased!), you’ll be buying the amazing Timebomb, which is definitely my favourite track on the whole release. “It’s only love not a time bomb” is the inspired main lyric of this song, which ties in perfectly with the title and overall message of the album.
This whole release is an inspired view on the world’s biggest and most complicated emotion from the perspective of one of the biggest gay icons we have to brag about. Every single offers something different, exciting and definitely worth listening to… on repeat… for at least a few hours. I would undoubtedly recommend this album not only to the Pink fans out there, but also for anyone looking for an album that they can sink their teeth into and enjoy a healthy mixture of upbeat contradictions such as True Love, which is in some ways reminiscent of Leave Me Alone (I’m Lonely) and the more emotional tracks such as The Great Escape.
The album has everything you could possibly ask for; a song for every mood one might say.
We have already seen the album peak at number three in the Irish album charts; so go, buy your copies, listen to Pink and be merry because, from a committed fan, I’d go as far to suggest this is one of her best albums yet.
All images from the official Pink website