What You Need To Know - April 26, 2019

P!nk's Hurts 2B Human: What You Need To Know
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P!nk's Hurts 2B Human: What You Need To Know

When P!nk's most recent album Beautiful Trauma arrived in October 2017, it had been a little over five years since the singer had delivered its predecessor The Truth About Love, but just 18 months on from the release of her seventh album P!nk is straight back at it and unveils studio album no. 8 this week.

It's called Hurts 2B Human and it lands on the shelves in stores today, here's everything you need to know...

 

A little background...

Commenting on the relatively quick turnaround of P!nk's eighth full-length effort, the singer recently said an interview on The Ellen DeGeneres Show that she had been working on the album for “a really long time” and it seems that P!nk just kept on writing once her previous album Beautiful Trauma was done and dusted.

The announcement of her eighth studio album came in February, just after the singer unveiled her own star of Hollywood's Walk of Fame, alongside the release of the album's first single 'Walk Me Home', complete with a video masterminded by The Greatest Showman director Michael Gracey.

 

Who's producing it?

P!nk has recruited some big hitters in the songwriting and production department for her new album, with the likes of Ryan Tedder, Kyle Moorman, Teddy Geiger, Max Martin, Beck and Greg Kurstin all making contributions to P!nk's latest LP.

 

Any special guests?

Chart-topping R&B superstar Khalid puts in a shift on the album's title track, while elsewhere there are also appearances from New Jersey electronic trio Cash Cash, Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Wrabel and Nashville songwriting powerhouse Chris Stapleton.

 

What does it sound like?

On the whole, Hurts 2B Human feels like a more upbeat album than its predecessor, especially on the album's big pop bangers like the dancefloor-ready 'Can We Pretend' and the swinging groove of 'Hustle'. But much like Beautiful Trauma, the new album has its fair share of towering ballads too, with lead single 'Walk Me Home' and title track 'Hurts 2B Human' being cases in point.

 

Does it deliver?

P!nk continues to follow her own path and fans who enjoyed Beautiful Trauma will find plenty more to like on the new album too, with the added bonus of not having to wait so long this time around.

 

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