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 realized she'd made album number eight—a lightly political package of sentimental ballads and pregame 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.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Mastered for iTunes

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 realized she'd made album number eight—a lightly political package of sentimental ballads and pregame 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.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
507 Ratings

507 Ratings

xXFrissonXx ,

Poorly Judged

I'm a P!nk fan, and while I do agree that this album does sound a little bit cliche, I still think this will be a fairly good album. I wouldn't call yourselves P!nk fans if you don't enjoy 2 songs that just came out from an album that hasn't even released all of the other songs. Give it a chance before giving it a poor rating.

Justin(-A)Barnes ,

Staying True

Following P!nk for several years now, I've come to realize something: P!nk is in a good place. 2 children, successful marriage, world tour after world tour...she has made songs for every single occassion. And with this release (from what I've seen so far and heard) that this album is a passion project, along with Beautiful Trauma. Fun songs, beauitful ballads, but albums full of taking creative leaps and shaping past and present influences into different lyrics and sounds. I can't compare this album to The Truth About Love, or Mizundastood, or even Funhouse, because she is no longer in any of those places/mindsets. I love where she's at right now, and look forward to this new album. Love this woman <3

MrRyeRye23 ,

I miss Max Martin & Dr. Luke

The quality of the content is getting worse. I hope she goes back to working with the hit makers to turn her ideas into something less sloppy.

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