Nirmika Singh, Hindustan Times
Mumbai, September 29, 2012
First Published: 13:01 IST(29/9/2012)
Last Updated: 16:51 IST(29/9/2012)
When Pink released her debut album in 2000, she displayed a rather tough image — a pink cropped hairdo and grungy outfits. Her chart-topping single, ‘Most girls’ talked of love being a ‘bunch of mush’ she did not want and how being ‘paid was the issue of the day’. Then, a year later, a raunchy
video of ‘Moulin Rouge’ featuring her with Christina Aguilera, Mya and Li’l Kim dressed as Vegas showgirls, catapulted her to even higher success.
Singer Pink performs on stage at the 52nd Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.
Five studio albums down, Pink has experimented with various sounds to finally rest on an electro-pop style and is now out with her sixth compilation, The Truth About Love.
“Production wise, the album is more interesting, and I think I have raised the bar for myself,” says the singer. This compilation being her first one post motherhood (she gave birth to her daughter Willow Sage Hart last year), Pink says that the experience has helped her become a better musician. “Being a mother lightened my mood while recording, so that sped up the process,” she admits, adding, “It feels wonderful to cuddle my one-year-old daughter, check her pulse early in the morning, make sure she doesn’t have a temperature, play with her and just have family at the top of my mind.” The Truth About Love, out on Sony Music, features 13 songs and includes the pacy dance-pop track ‘Blow me (one last kiss)’ and ‘Try’, which has a ’60s pop vibe to it, displaying influences of the New Wave in rock music during that era.
The album also marks her maiden collaboration with producers Greg Kurstin and Dan Wilson. “I felt at home working with them. Their help, dedication and passion towards The Truth About Love is making it a big success. It was because of Greg that the ‘fresh blood’ was injected in my album, which gave it a real twist. I would love to work with them again,” says the Grammy Award-winning singer.