Day Five of my week with Pink, and today its the single So What, released in 2008. Taken from her fifth studio album, Funhouse which was released in 2008.
So What was the debut single from this album, and it smashed into the charts in the UK reaching the number one spot. This is another track co-written by Pink and its funky pop-rock is very cool and very catchy.
Don't be fooled by the upbeat, seemingly quite light hearted lyrics and sound. This song is based around Pink's real life temporary with Carey Hart (she got back with him later). Its actually quite an aggressive song when you follow the lyrics, and seriously you would think twice about messing her about - she comes over very tough!!
The video is fab, Pink looks smoking, but still it gets the point over about break ups. Pink is undeniably a very physically fit and attractive lady. The only problem is that she can seem a little hard and harsh. In this vid she sports short blond hair which suits her, but is quite stern.
She plays the part brilliantly though. First off she is driving down a busy road on a lawn mower drinking beer, as you do. Then she streaks down the red carpet. She finds a tree on which she has carved Alecia and Carey (her real name is Alecia) and proceeds to saw down said tree with a chainsaw. Perfectly normal behaviour!
She gets into a pillow fights, throws things at newly weds in a car, and finishes next to actual Carey by poking her tongue out at him. All very grown up and civilised - err sorry, not at all!
You know from the off that this is Pink having more fun when it kicks in - "na na na na na na na" and we are off. "I guess I just lost my husband, I don't know where he went". Subtle.
She continues on until the chorus, "So what, I'm still a rock star, I got my rock moves, and I don't need you". She continues to say "I'm just fine, And your'e a tool", straight to the point!!
The fact that her hubby actually is in the video makes this so cheeky its brill. Who wouldn't want to do this to their ex?? The only slight issue of course is that for anyone that has actually lived through a break up, you do spend time trying to convince yourself that you are alright when in fact you are not. Bit dark then really when you really think about it. Still great though.
All in all this is an upbeat, fun pop song, with an edge of rock and a darker underlying meaning. All in all this is Pink again being brilliant. Fab song, fab video, fab artist. If you want more of Pink check out previous days at my Music page here. Happy Listening peeps :)