13 Songs, 47 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Hurts 2B Human was sort of a pebble that rolled downhill and became this boulder,” P!nk told Beats 1 host Zane Lowe. “It just kept steamrolling.” In 2018, while touring her seventh album, Beautiful Trauma, the singer found herself in spontaneous recording sessions with musicians she’d never worked with before (Beck, Sia, Chris Stapleton, Cash Cash, Wrabel, Imagine Dragons’ Dan Reynolds and many others). Eventually, she realised she'd made album number eight—a lightly political package of sentimental ballads and pre-game bangers that feels like classic P!nk.

The topical numbers speak to the times. “The news will try to make you believe that everybody hates each other, and it’s just not true,” she said about the inspiration behind the title track, which features Khalid and was written by Teddy Geiger (best known for authoring some of Shawn Mendes’ biggest hits). “I am a woman, Khalid is a man, he’s African American, I’m Jewish... Everybody has their own experience and is going through something, so it’s all about the circle you create around you to get through all the bulls**t in this world. That’s where this song came from.” In the EDM-inspired "Can We Pretend” featuring Cash Cash, she asks rhetorical questions in an effort to escape reality: “Can we pretend that we will fight the president?/Can we pretend that we all end up okay?” Dizzying synths storm in before there’s time to ponder the answer, nudging listeners to let go and live in the moment.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

Hurts 2B Human was sort of a pebble that rolled downhill and became this boulder,” P!nk told Beats 1 host Zane Lowe. “It just kept steamrolling.” In 2018, while touring her seventh album, Beautiful Trauma, the singer found herself in spontaneous recording sessions with musicians she’d never worked with before (Beck, Sia, Chris Stapleton, Cash Cash, Wrabel, Imagine Dragons’ Dan Reynolds and many others). Eventually, she realised she'd made album number eight—a lightly political package of sentimental ballads and pre-game bangers that feels like classic P!nk.

The topical numbers speak to the times. “The news will try to make you believe that everybody hates each other, and it’s just not true,” she said about the inspiration behind the title track, which features Khalid and was written by Teddy Geiger (best known for authoring some of Shawn Mendes’ biggest hits). “I am a woman, Khalid is a man, he’s African American, I’m Jewish... Everybody has their own experience and is going through something, so it’s all about the circle you create around you to get through all the bulls**t in this world. That’s where this song came from.” In the EDM-inspired "Can We Pretend” featuring Cash Cash, she asks rhetorical questions in an effort to escape reality: “Can we pretend that we will fight the president?/Can we pretend that we all end up okay?” Dizzying synths storm in before there’s time to ponder the answer, nudging listeners to let go and live in the moment.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
128 Ratings

128 Ratings

herojarvicio ,

Love

An artist that always stays true to herself and takes the current music trend and morphs it into her own style. She has matured and her sound and lyrical content reflects it on this album. Will forever be a fan.

funkyian ,

I swear

I love P!nk. I have the albums. I’ve seen her live. I’m seeing her live again. I am a big fan. The thing is, I’m just a bit tired of the swearing in her songs. It’s like it’s meant to shock and be true to her vibe, but it just sort of seems like an unnecessary distraction to a brilliant and talented artist. I like that she does her thing and don’t want to change that, but I can’t play the songs in front of younger family, I don’t particularly enjoy the swearing anyway, and I won’t continue to support it if I don’t believe in it. A songwriter as talented as she is can and does wow without swearing. I’ll update the star rating when I’ve heard the rest of the album.

Slw Lvs pink ,

Excellent

What is not to love! True to form she absolutely knocks this out of the park!

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