The Bottom Line
There is clearly synergy between Pink and producer Greg Kurstin. She keeps her trademark rousing anthemic sound grounded by melancholy chords. However, he updates the music with bubbling club ready bass and anthemic guitars. With emotional fire and winking humor Pink uncorks one of her most brilliant pop singles yet.
- Greg Kurstin's production
- Pink's humorous lyrics
- The fire of an artist continually evolving
- No negatives here
- Produced by Greg Kurstin
- From Album 'The Truth About Love'
- Released July 2012 by RCA
Guide Review - Pink - "Blow Me (One Last Kiss)"
Gotye is not the only pop artist of 2012 who knows his way around a breakup song. With the opening salvo from The Truth About Love, her first new studio album in four years, Pink adds a powerful and fun anthem to the pop tradition of songs about relationships gone sour. Rest assured that her reunion with husband Carey Hart and the birth of her baby Willow have not dulled the artist's fire. If you've ever had a "sh*t day" in relationships, this is the song for you.
The story of Pink as a recording artist has been one of continual evolution. She had her first success as a mainstream R&B pop singer. Breaking out of that mold, Pink headed in a more rock direction. Joining forces with Max Martin and Dr. Luke among others, she headed back to mainstream pop but with a clear attitude. Now collaborating with producer Greg Kurstin, the man behind Kelly Clarkson's #1 hit "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)," there is a musical maturity which goes beyond where Pink has been in the past. That is the element that gives the humor an edge and makes barbed words hit their mark with a little more force. 12 years into her career as a solo artist and Pink is still getting better.
If you are already a Pink fan, "Blow Me (One Last Kiss)" is a necessary addition to your personal playlist. If you have not warmed up to her work in the past, listen again. The danceable elements here are reminiscent of Ellie Goulding's current top 10 smash "Lights." It is all ramped up with rock attitude and fire. Don't be surprised to find this song ending up at #1 on the pop charts.