Sunday, 16 March 2014

Pink - Day Three - Try

Day Three of My Week with Pink, and today's choice is the single Try. This was the second single to be released from her sixth studio album, The truth about Love released in 2012.

The single was released in September 2012, and it reached number 9 in the UK singles chart.

This is a really powerful pop rock song, and it really does show the range and power of Pink's voice. It's all about the struggle of love. The ups, the downs, the turmoil, the frustrations. In the verses, she is softer and more quiet. Then the chorus is loud and powerful.

The video has me mesmerised. Pink isn't classically pretty. She doesn't have a curvy womanly body. She is hard and toned, and yet somehow in this video she manages to be both sexy and soft, yet still powerful.

It features Pink in a ripped dress paint splattered, and her male partner, also semi-naked and paint splattered. However, the way they move their bodies, and the skill, and control and they have is amazing. Its beautifully done, and you really do feel the anxiety and frustration that relationships go through when they are in trouble.

They twist and fight, and hold and push and bend and intertwine. Its the sort of video you can watch over and over again and not cease to be inspired and impressed. Its sexy but not explicit. It just perfectly sums up the song, with its tortured frustration between two lovers.

The lyrics are beautiful and painful. "where there is desire, there is gonna be a flame. Where there is a flame, someone's bound to get burned. Just because it burns doesn't mean you're gonna die. Gotta get up and try".

Now, if that isn't one of the best lines from a song to sum it all up, I don't know what is. Relationships are hard. They hurt. But its not a hurt that will kill you. You can get through it.

This song is great and the video is probably the best music video I have seen. She is very talented. I certainly recommend listening to this song. Happy listening:)

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