The Truth about Love Review

Mike Maticka, Entertainment Editor

P!nk’s latest album, The Truth about Love, has pleased critics, noting that the singer’s signature rock edge has made a bold return.

From the first listen, The Truth about Love has some major potential hits. The album starts off with “Are We All We Are.” The song has a futuristic rock instrumental and features P!nk’s indescribable lyrical genius. The second track, “Blow Me (One Last Kiss)” was the first single released from the album. “Try”, the third song on the record has a resemblance to Kelly Clarkson’s “Dark Side”, however the song is an inspirational number about redeeming yourself after falling. “Just Give Me A Reason” leaves P!nk’s voice to fend for itself with a mellow backing track, the song also features Nate Ruess of Fun., playing the part of the ex-boyfriend reconciling with his former lover. “True Love” featuring Lily Rose Cooper is an entertaining track about loving the person you hate. The sixth song, “How Come You’re Not Here” showcases an echoing P!nk shrieking at missing boyfriend. The title track of the album leaves listeners hanging with school-girl-in-love lyrics, but has a circus-like instrumental. One of the most touching songs on the album, “Beam Me Up” tugs at listeners heartstrings with emotional words, and P!nk’s soft voice surrendering to the feeling of love and loneliness. Oppositely, “Walk of Shame” is the catchiest and most single-worthy track on the record. The song is an obvious choice for her next single off of The Truth About Love. “Here Comes The Weekend” features Eminem and an angry P!nk, the song falls short and doesn’t seem to fit in with the album’s theme of love. “Where Did The Beat Go?” brings back the sense of a 2001 P!nk with a similarity to “Don’t Let Me Get Me”. Another very emotional song, “The Great Escape” musically talks a loved one out of suicide. “My Signature Move” is an in-your-face break up song highlighting a bluntly honest P!nk. “Is This Thing On?” is the lighter side to a break up, questioning whether or not the relationship is meant to be. “Run” sounds like a song written for Alicia Keys, however P!nk brings a certain edginess to the track’s soft undertone. The final track, “Good Old Days” is an invigorating finish to the depressing past few songs with a Dixie Chicks-esque instrumental.

The Truth About Love is one of P!nk’s most inspirational and heartfelt albums so far. The album is a culmination of the singer’s many careers in multiple genres of music. Whether she is practicing powerful rock, futuristic femme fatale, or angelic “Glitter in the Air”, P!nk’s newest album gives listeners a taste of her true self.