Pink takes a journey in The Truth About Love
Published: Thursday, September 20, 2012
Updated: Monday, November 5, 2012 20:11
Album:The Truth About Love
Release Date: Sept. 18
Pop vocalist Pink is one of few artists who understands the power of love and can turn that knowledge into a mainstream hit.
Pink released The Truth About Love, her sixth studio album, last Tuesday after high expectations from 2008’s Funhouse. The five-year hiatus was filled with experiences of love that assisted Pink in the completion of this album.
The Truth About Love does not focus on the typical fairytale love depicted in many pop tracks. In this album, Pink explores the dark, ugly side of love with emphasis on her love/hate relationship with motocross star Carey Hart.
The album begins with “Are We All We Are?,” a track about her relationship with Hart that infuses a radio ready hook. The album then progresses into current single, “Blow Me (One Last Kiss),” which showcases Pink’s witty lyrics about getting over someone you used to love.
Pink’s musical style has always been versatile and The Truth About Love is no different. Pink remains consistent with her fans’ expectations of diversity by including heart-wrenching ballads such as “Try” and “Beam Me Up” mixed with songs like the rock-inspired anthem, “How Come You’re Not Here.”
After touring the dark side of love, Pink transitions into tracks about a love for partying and being free from commitment.
“Slut Like You” and “Walk Of Shame” contain Pink’s satirical personality, which is similar to past single “Stupid Girls” from 2006’s I’m Not Dead.
“I’m wearing last night’s dress/I look like a hot a** mess/although my hair looks good ’cause I haven’t slept yet,” Pink sings about the infamous walk back home.
Eminem then joins Pink on “Here Comes The Weekend,” a choppy club track with the artists imitating police sirens with their voices. However, this attempt falls short with this childish display. Granted, the track was manufactured for alcohol-filled weekends.
Overall, The Truth About Love is a solid release and speaks to Pink’s diverse audience. The tracks provide feelings of heartbreak as well as feelings of hope and secure Pink’s name in pop culture.