Friday, 14 March 2014

Pink - Day Two - Who Knew

Day Two of My Week With Pink. Today's choice is the single Who Knew. Released in 2006, this was taken from her fourth studio album, I'm not dead which was released the same year.

This single reached number 5 in the UK charts. This is Pink in a more thoughtful mood this song. Its not upbeat thats for sure. Its quite a sad rock ballad type of her usual pop rock combo.

This is another song co-written by Pink herself, and is about losing a friend through drugs. It starts with the line "You took my hand, you showed me how" and Pink sounds soft, but still powerful. She goes on to say "if someone said three years from now, you'd be long gone, I'd stand up and punch them out".

With her powerful voice this really does hit home. The lyrics are clever - all about loss and counting your blessings. You can't help be moved when she does this kind of song. She puts her all into it, and her voice has that commanding power that makes you feel satisfied when she hits the big notes.

The video was one I've not seen before. Its a video of two teens who seem to be in love. Secretly though, the boy is injecting drugs. It shows him spiralling away from the girl, and when she finds him collapsed and calls the ambulance, she walks away crying. This all takes place at a fairground. Supposedly a happy fun place. It really does make you think.

Now, I'm not at all sure about her hair in this video. Little bit like a clown wig - blonde and pink and very curly. It does nothing for her. But that aside.

The video features Pink in between the shots of the boy and girl, and she looks emotional and sounds it. Her hair is just a bit distracting though. Maybe it was the fairground setting...

The song is packed full of guitars - acoustic and electric, and keyboards, and drums, and Pink's massive voice. All in all this is a great song, and her voice is epic.

I do agree with some of the critics that it is a bit Kelly Clarkson sound alike, but that doesn't matter because its a great song. Go have a listen, and let me know what you think. Happy listening :)


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