P!nk – Beautiful Trauma


I’ve been lucky enough to see P!nk perform live a couple of years ago at Pinkpop. She brought a full show, all the bells and whistles it was during the Fun House Tour. Do I need to say more, she literally brought the whole circus! And I absolutely loved it! She’s an amazing performer, who always goes the extra mile. In this case for one song at a festival I might add they brought the whole trapeze act just so she could fly above the crowd! And so they could drop her down to about half a meter above the crowd while she sang ‘You let me fall!’. Can you imagine the crowd? We went nuts! I had seen many, many, many performances during Pinkpop, Parkpop and several other festivals but I had never seen a show as elaborated as this. Not even when I went to a concert. It was truly awesome! And P!nk’s performance is right up there at the top of my list of favorite performances I’ve ever seen.

Whether it’s a huge stadium show or a one song performance at an award show – she’s performing to the max. But she’s also a great singer/songwriter. She has written many songs over the last two decades not only for herself but also for others. For instance for Cher, Celine Dion, Mya and for Adam Lambert among others. P!nk doesn’t shy away from writing songs with a deeper meaning. For instance ‘Dear Mr. President’ which she wrote as an open letter to George W. Bush about the problems in the world when he was the President of the United States. Maybe she should write and updated version of the song to President Trump, but I’ll doubt it’ll do anything to change his mind.

I guess that many of P!nk’s songs have a certain element in them which a lot of people can recognize themselves in or at least relate to. Whether it is the song ‘Family Portrait’ about parents who fight and eventually get a divorce and how the kids get caught in the middle. I’m sure a lot of kids can identify with that feeling.

Stupid Girls’ is another one of those songs, she’s singing about how most girls are more worried about the way they look than they are about education and how they are perceived by the world around them. At the time it seemed as if she might have been specifically targeting Lindsey Lohan, Paris Hilton and Jessica Simpson. P!nk has always said that she was not targeting anyone specific. But with the examples she used in the song and in the video clip it is not really all that surprising that these are the names everyone came up with at the time because they were exactly who P!nk was talking about.

Just Give Me A Reason’ is the duet P!nk did with Nate Ruess from the band Fun. She actually had to trick him into doing the collaboration. When he sang the song it was only going to demo it, but P!nk convinced him that it had to be a conversation between two lovers. That the song had to show the two perspectives between lovers. Eventually he gave in even though he wasn’t too sure about doing a duet. It became one of the biggest hits. Everyone who has ever been in a relationship will recognize what they are singing about.

Beautiful Trauma is the seventh studio album which P!nk released.
Revenge the song with Eminem – such a funny song, I really like it. It sounds like one of the older songs which Pink made in the past. One of those songs that shouldn’t be taken to seriously but still has a point. And then Eminem comes in, it has been a while since we heard him on a record. At least I haven’t heard him in a while, he tries hard but he’s not that angry Eminem he used to be back in the days.
What About Us – If you can write a song which receives this much airplay on the radio and after weeks and weeks of playing it the song still sounds good and doesn’t annoy in the least bit then you know you got a true gem in your hands. ‘What About Us’ is one of those songs. In fact it’s one of those songs which just keeps getting better and better with time.
Barbies this song sounds familiar to me, it sounds like another P!nk song but I can’t put my finger on which song. Maybe I’ll figure it out one day, but for now it just sounds familiar.
For Now, I really love this song! It’s awesome! So beautiful!
Secrets is one of those song which really make me feel happy, there is a night beat in this song – it’s one of those up-tempo songs.
Wild Hearts Can’t Be Broken another gem in my opinion.
You Get My Love a beautiful ballad, which really shows the singing qualities that P!nk possesses. She doesn’t have the best voice in the world or the biggest range but that is what I love about a voice.

P!nk is someone who deserves respect, because she’s an all-round artist who goes all the way when it comes to her music. I love her voice, her writing and composing of the songs and her performances are like nothing I’ve ever seen before. And I have seen quite some live shows by a very wide gamma of artists and bands, so I think that I can definitely give my opinion when it comes to performances. If you have a chance to see her perform life, do it. You won’t regret it! I guarantee it. She’s extremely driven and talented.

She has been at the top for at least the last seventeen years and I hope that she’ll be around for many more years. I’m looking forward to see what’s in store for P!nk.

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