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Pink's eighth full-length studio album
Double LP features guests Cash Cash, Khalid, Chris Stapleton and Wrabel
On her 2019 release Hurts 2B Human, Pink aims for a world-weary yet optimistic outlook says Entertainment Weekly — and sucessfuly melds her pugilistic spirit behind her greatest pop hits with current musical trends creating new music that's both enjoyable — and, at times, relatable to her audience.
The album title implies a misery-fest. But Pink is far savvier than that. Her most intriguing moments come when Pink flips the country-crossover ideal that artists like Maren Morris and Kacey Musgraves have been employing to their benefit over the past year; while they propelled themselves from country's confines into pop's more lady-friendly arena, Pink takes a few return trips on Hurts, showing how her true-to-life lyrics and soulful bellow can play in Nashville's finest honky-tonks.
"Love Me Anyway," her duet with Chris Stapleton, pairs Pink's roughhewn voice with a sweetly forlorn slide guitar, a contrast that packs a wallop even before Stapleton comes in for vocal harmonies, writes EW.
In "The Last Song of Your Life," a tour de force collaboration with her longtime creative partner Billy Mann, Pink's voice cracks on the chorus as she dreams of rekindling the old days. "90 Days," meanwhile, might be one of the most stunning songs she's ever recorded. A duet with the singer-songwriter Wrabel, it's urgent and desperate, an as-it-happens elegy for a doomed relationship set against a bleak background of piano and distant, robo-distorted vocals. It resists resolution in the same way that it resists classification.
|(Hey Why) Miss You Sometime|
|Walk Me Home|
|Hurts 2B Human|
|Can We Pretend|
|We Could Have It All|
|Love Me Anyway|
|The Last Song Of Your Life|