Music Review: P!nk’s Truth About Love

Billboard magazine named her the number one pop artist of the decade in 2009. Forbes named her the 27th most powerful celebrity in the world. She has three Grammys, five MTV VMAs, and two BRIT awards. Alecia Moore is one of the best-selling artists of all time and with her latest release “The Truth About Love” P!nk continues to deliver the top-quality kind of entertainment that has earned her numerous accolades.

P!nk has always been a conscientious songwriter whose lyrics support important issues. This trend continues with the opening track “Are We All We Are” in which P!nk tries convey a message of empowerment to her listeners singing “We are the people that you’ll never get the best of, not forget the rest of.” P!nk herself describes this as a “true 99% song, for the rest of us,” and hopes that it will resound with the working class.

Her string of crowd pleasers continues with hits like “Blow me (one last kiss) and “Slut Like You,” using her powerhouse vocals and gritty pop rock melodies. She treads the line of social acceptance with well over half of the songs on the album bearing the EXPLICIT warning.

Of course there are couple of disappointing tunes such as “Just Give Me a Reason” featuring fun’s Nate Ruess. While there is nothing specifically wrong with this track, it lacks genuineness. When the songwriter herself describes it as a song about separating, “No longer sleeping together, spooning together,” it is confusing that the music in the background sounds like it is from a Disney movie.

The Truth About Love came out Thursday, September 18 and is recommended for anyone looking to dance and just have a old good time, listening to some refreshing, empowering songs. While many pop artists continue just to pour out the same electronic background and poor lyrics, P!nk continues to push the envelope and grow as a musician.

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