It’s about that time of year when a lot of artists put out new albums to prep for Christmas and any other holidays that might be coming. Just a few weeks ago #P!nk released her sixth studio album titled The Truth About Love. I don’t know about you, but I’m kind of a huge fan of this pop star badass and just about everything she releases, and this album is certainly no let down. The Truth About Love is a mash-up of multiple genres of music, all brought together by P!nk’s edgy, raspy-but-powerful vocals. Let’s take a deeper look into some of my favorite tracks.
The third track on the album, “Try” is a slow-paced, pop-rock ballad with a bit of piano and a slight 80’s rock flavor. Like most pop songs, the song deals with love and it touches on the necessity of pushing through rough patches with lyrics like “Where there is desire, there is gonna be a flame. Where there is a flame, someone’s bound to get burned, but just because it burns doesn’t mean you’re gonna die – you gotta get up and try, try, try.”
On October 10th a music video for “Try” was released and it’s by far the most beautiful and artistic music video I’ve ever seen. In the music video, she portrays the exact emotion of the song through dance that would drive the judges of So You Think You Can Dance mad in the best way possible. Check out the music video below:
My absolute favorite track from the album is “Walk of Shame” and yes, it’s exactly what you think it’s about. Miss P!nk was a bit naughty and what better way to catch some attention by writing an entertaining song about hiding from attention? I think it’s perfect. The song is actually a call to all “guilty” girls to “walk it out” with her. In other words, don’t be ashamed of a little sex. That sounds good to me. Oh, and pushing all of the buttons on an elevator doesn’t make it come any faster.
Another one of my favorites on the album is titled “True Love”. This is the P!nk that we all know and love – singing about love in a hateful way. With lyrics like “You’re the only love I’ve ever known, but I hate you, I really hate you so much, I think it must be true love.” She describes love in her life exactly how we all imagine it. She’s just such a badass and, come on, the best thing that’s ever happened to the image of women in #pop music. This track also features another forgotten pop star badass named Lily Rose Cooper, formerly known as #Lily Allen. She has a small part in the end of the song that just ties it all together so nicely.
Needless to say, I’m obsessed with this album and I’m more than excited to go see her perform the tracks live next year. P!nk has done more than impress me, and my love for her has been renewed. With that being said, I highly suggest you go out and buy the album, as it also features Nate Ruess from Fun as well as #Eminem. You can get the album nearly anywhere, so go get it and thank me later for improving your life.