Tuesday, 20 August 2019

NEW MUSIC EAR'S THOUGHTS ON: PINK

THESE THOUGHTS ARE MY OWN RANDOM MUSINGS ABOUT MUSIC.  THEY ARE NOT INTENDED TO OFFEND, MUSIC IS TO BE ENJOYED AND ALSO DEBATED.  WE ALL HAVE OUR FAVOURITES AND IDOLS AND EACH GENERATION HAS DIFFERENT OPINIONS.  THESE ARE MINE.  SOME YOU MAY FIND INTOLERABLE, SOME YOU MAY FIND AGREEABLE.

PINK


I first heard about Pink like many people with the song, "Get The Party Started" and since then have been a massive fan.  The cool thing is my wife is also a fan so Pink's music is one we can both enjoy listening to together.  Even now I look back on all the albums I am still surprised at the difference in the debut album, "Can't Take Me Home" compared to the later more Rock orientated material.

The first album was (no offence to Pink) pretty average fare, typical R n' B and Britney Spears-like Pop music.  Since the "Missundaztood" album with the aforementioned "Get The Part Started", "Just Like A Pill" and "Don't Let Me Get Me" Pink has in my opinion, soared as an artist.

I recently read that Pink consciously changed her music style because she was being pencilled in with all the other bubblegum Pop artists around and wanted to be taken seriously as a songwriter and artist.

She used to come across as this tough cookie, no shit tomboy character but since having her children we have seen a more vunerable side.  I have always found her interesting, she is knowledgeable about the world at large, intelligent on serious matters and will always give an opinion, whether it is provocative or not.  Her lyrics are always thought provoking with positive messages, twisted romanticism and personal battles.  As a lyricist she is up there with the best.

Pink has a unique sense of fashion, she is a trendsetter, she breaks down taboo boundaries just like one of her idols, Madonna used to do.  She is forthright on all subjects and a keen supporter of animal welfare, LGBT rights and involved in a variety of charity organisations.

Her concerts are a sight to behold, energetic, and she can REALLY sing live, unlike some of today's artists.  I consider Pink and Taylor Swift as the two top major female players in the music industry taking over from Lady Gaga and Beyonce, both without the publicity stories and hype that surround the previous two.  Pink and Taylor are genuine artists, songwriters and can both smash it live, they aren't pretentious and say what they think.

Pink's albums of late have been sets of hit after hit, an amazing and clever transformation from "Can't Take Me Home", she really took stock and built up a tremendous back catalogue and legacy.  She can make you want to battle, love, be angry at the world or cry with her, her voice can transcend genres.



 

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