Thursday, 13 March 2014

Pink - Day One - Trouble

Off we go then with My Week with Pink. Day One is her single Trouble. Released in 2003, it was taken from her third studio album, Try This.

This is pink in her punk pop style. She is one of those artists that changes and evolves. Here, she is all big mouthed, hard and tough, pop with an edge. It reached number 7 in the UK charts.

This song is also one that you will have heard on loads of films and various TV programmes. Its perfectly suited to girl power like Miss Congeniality 2 and White Chicks. Its conveys that kind of message of empowerment, or at least its intended to.

Co-written by Pink herself, this single is all about the guitars and the title repeats over and over against that back drop. I'm trouble she repeats. The video is true to that!

The video is fab. Pink rides in on a horse, Western style, with her hair long and blonde and braided. She wears a very revealing can-can style dress, and proceeds to in short kick ass. Against those who tied up the horses, those that wouldn't serve her in the saloon, and those that are in the brothel! Well, I think that's what its inferring at any rate!!

Now this is what got my attention, the sheriff of the town is non less than Jeremy Renner (Hurt Locker, MI) who I rather like. Back when this came out, I had not heard of him but there he is! Lucky girl she! Job well done, she rides back off - the heroine of the piece.

One thing for certain is that Pink's voice packs a punch. She doesn't show her true range in this one, but it shows her power. Shes raspy and gravelly at times, but there's no denying this girl can sing. Whilst it does get a bit repetitive this one, its a good pop song. I like it anyway, but I have a feeling there is better stuff to explore and this one perhaps won't bag the top spot at the end of my week.

Go have a listen and let me know what you think. Happy listening :)

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