Pink can virtually do no wrong. At least that’s how I see it. But it’s not really up for debate either. She has brought us monster hits like “Just Like A Pill”, “Sober”, “Blow Me (One Last Kiss)” and “Family Portrait”. Although it’s been 5 years since her last solo studio album, she released a collection of soft ballads with singer Dallas Green (under the name You+Me), collaborated with Kenny Chesney (“Setting The World On Fire”) and written songs for Celine Dion. Now, she has broken her studio silence and re-emerged with “What About Us?”. The song is the lead single from her upcoming 7th studio LP, Beautiful Trauma.
“What About Us?” is one of those multi dimensional ballads that can be taken several ways. The song sounds like an open love letter at first listen. She sings, “What about all the plans that happened in disaster?” Her songwriting ability is one to be rivaled. However, “What About Us?” is less of the bad girl scorned, smashing mirrors and quirky one liners. This offering sounds much more mature and reminiscent of songs like her hit single, “Try”. If we dig a little deeper though, this song could also be speaking to the current state of the world. Perhaps there will be more clarity when the music video drops. Expect this song to gain Pink even more of an Adult Contemporary fan base.
If “What About Us?” is any indication of what to expect on Beautiful Trauma, Pink appears to be more reserved this time around. Nonetheless, I’m sure the album will have some classic, unforgettable uptempo songs. There’s no word on the exact release date, but expect her new album to be released before the end of the year.
What are your thoughts on Pink’s new single? Would you Bump It Or Dump It?