September Song JP Cooper
19 September 2012, 09:35
Join Capital as we listen to the seventh studio album from US star Pink, released fresh from her chart success with lead single 'Blow Me (One Last Kiss)'.
Pink is back with her seventh studio outing 'The Truth About Love' and Capital is here with a track by track walk through to the 'Blow Me (One Last Kiss)' singer's brand new record.
It's been four years since the release of Pink's latest outing, 2008's 'Funhouse', which boasted worldwide hits like 'Sober', 'Please Don't Leave Me' and 'I Don't Believe You'.
The 33 year-old US pop star has been working hard on her new album for the past year, after welcoming her first child, a daughter called Willow, with husband Carey Hart in June 2011.
Check out Capital's track by track guide to Pink's 'The Truth About Love' below and let us know which songs are you favourite:
Pink's opening track on 'The Truth ABout Love' is a strong empowerment anthem for "the people that you'll never get the best of", as the 'So What singer urges her fans to stand up for themselves. 'Are We All We Are?' is what Pink's music has always been about, and the memorable chorus and brilliant opening make it a great way to set the tone for the rest of the album.
The album's lead single, and Pink's recent Vodafone Big Top 40 number one, 'Blow Me (One Last Kiss)', is a classic Pink single complete with a catchy chorus, great production and powerful harmonies. The mid-tempo track might be about the end of a relationship but Pink doesn't take herself too seriously on the lyrics, and shows off the real range of her voice in the song's choruses and middle eight key change.
Pink's next single is a slowed down affair reminiscent of her earlier pop songs like 'Don't Let Me Get Me'. The 'Sober' singer's voice is at it's best on 'Try', while the stripped back verses make the rousing chorus all the more powerful. "You gotta get up and try," Pink belts out, in a song all about not letting go of your dreams and aspirations.
Pink tasked Fun. singer Nate Ruess to feature on the first duet from 'The Truth About Love'. 'Just Give Me a Reason' is a stripped back piano piece that allows Pink and Nate to bounce off each other and their voices go surprisingly well together. The song is all about the desire to hold on to a relationship even when it gets difficult, and allows the vocalists' voices to take centre stage over the music.
This ode to realising you have found your true love sees Pink at her most optimistic as she realises that although her husband can be "an a*****e" she still loves him. 'True Love' boasts a different sound than most Pink fans will be used to, more similar to singers like Natasha Beddingfield in its softness, and Lily Allen's cameo appearance is a welcome addition to the song that fans will love.
Pink goes all rock chic on her fans with 'Home Come You're Not Here' as she shows off her rawest vocals about someone who is never there for you. The song helps pick up the pace of the album and adds more of an edge to what is mostly an album about being in love.
The 'Get The Party Started' singer's playful side is back again on 'S**t Like You', as Pink echoes previous tracks like 'Stupid Girls' by called society out on some of it's bad habits. Pink's feminist anthem is destined to be a live show favourite, no doubt because of the rousing chorus that is bound to be a crowd pleaser.
The album's title track sees Pink trying her best to crack the code of love, and is a somewhat sarcastic, but mostly romantic, look at everything it takes to make a relationship work. The US singer goes more bluesy with this number as she declares, "The truth about live is it's blood and it's guts".
Check out a picture of Pink promoting her new record below:
Pink slows things down with 'Beam Me Up', an acoustic ballad about wanting to take a break from life. The song shows off Pink's considerable vocal talents as well as a more introverted side to the usually extrovert singer as she reveals desires to get away from the spotlight.
Pink's undeniably cheeky tribute to "the night after" echos her old single 'Trouble', and is another potential single, if only because of what Pink would likely come up with for the song's music video.
Check out the album artwork for Pink's new record 'The Truth About Love' below:
Guest rapper Eminem is a refreshing addition to 'The Truth About Love', on Pink's pseudo-sequel to 'Get The Party Started' in a powerful song that makes full use of the two artists' strong personalities.
A song about what happens to a relationship when the passion dies, 'Where Did The Beat Go?' is an honest look at some of the problems a couple can face over time. School band style drums give the song a great atmosphere of urgency that really adds to the melancholy feel of the song.
Pink's bittersweet album closer is a tribute to a close friend who struggled with suidical thoughts and boasts some of Pink's most heartfelt lyrics to date. The 'So What' singer touches on her own difficulties in younger life and her pledge not to let her friend take 'The Great Escape'.-->-->