by Robert Perales, A&E Editor
With the release of her sixth studio album, “The Truth About Love,” P!nk continues to define herself as one of music industry’s most influential and talented artists.
The 13-track album features the sultry lead single, “Blow Me (One Last Kiss),” which has found its place in the top 10 of the billboard hot 100. The anthemic single features a hard-hitting chorus about women empowerment and independence.
“Try” is undoubtedly the strongest track on an album full of potential hits. “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’ve gotta get up and try,” P!nk sings in possibly the catchiest chorus on the entire album. Slated to be the next single, “Try” was released to radio stations across the US on Sept. 6.
Other standout tracks include “Are We All We Are” and “Just Give Me a Reason.” The latter features FUN’s lead singer, Nate Reuss. Other featured artists on the album include Lily Allen on “True Love” and Eminem on “Here Comes the Weekend.”
“Are We All We Are” blends a mixture of rock and pop influences. The opening track serves as a template for the rest of the album, which carries a theme that can also be found in P!nk’s previous albums: overcoming adversity. The track exudes power and strength. The repetitive line, “We are the people that you’ll never get the best of” followed by a catchy “whoa” fuse together to form an indestructible chorus.
Aside from the power and strength shown throughout the majority of the album, P!nk also manages to showcase her more emotional side in “The Great Escape.” The four minute ballad focuses on the struggles of everyday life that one may face, but P!nk urges the listener to not make “The Great Escape.”
While she may never be able to exceed the success of her previous albums, “I’m Not Dead” and “Funhouse,” P!nk continues to redefine herself with every release.
Several factors separate P!nk from artists like Rihanna and Britney Spears, but what ultimately deems her as different is her ability to write and record satiric tracks that empower men and women all across the world.
“The Truth About Love” will compete with our pick of the month “Battle Born” by The Killers and the highly anticipated “Kiss” by Carly Rae Jepsen for the top spot on the Billboard 200, but early figures show “The Truth About Love” will more than likely snatch the top spot with strong debut sales. P!nk will release information on an upcoming world tour within the next few weeks.