Why P!nk Is One Of The Most Underrated Female Musicians
Authoress Note: I’m aware that I’ve already done a spotlight on P!nk. However, since P!nk now has a new album and tour, I’d thought I’d do an updated spotlight on her.
On December 10th 2013, pop-rock singer Pink will be honored as Billboard’s Woman of The Year. While Pink has received huge amounts of praise and numerous awards, she has rarely received them here in the United States. With all the superficial music out there, Pink is a rare gem for many reasons.
1. She can sing more than one genre.
Pop- “The Great Escape” from the The Truth About Love (2012)
Rock- “Babe I’m Gonna Leave You” (Led Zeppelin Cover)” from Funhouse Tour: Live in Australia (2009)
Blues- “Misery” (feat. Steven Tyler)” from Misundazstood (2001)
R &B- “Most Girls” from Can’t Take Me Home (2000)
2, She can sing live while doing acrobatics and dancing.
“Try” (Live from The Truth About Love Tour 2013)
“So What” (Live from The Truth About Love Tour 2013)
“R&B Medley” (Live from The Truth About Love Tour 2013)
3. She empowers women with her songs and music videos by showing you can be assertive, emotionally vulnerable, and that you can express your gender however you want.
“Blow Me (One Last Kiss)”– music video from The Truth About Love (2013)
“Perfect”– music video from Greatest Hits… So Far!! (2010)
“Stupid Girls”-music video from I’m Not Dead (2006)
“Don’t Let Me, Get Me”-song from Misundazstood (2001)
4. Many of her lyrics are honest, reflecting on things that have happened to her or around her
“Run” from The Truth About Love (2013) – this song is for her daughter, Willow
“I Don’t Believe You” from Funhouse (2008)- this song is about how Pink wanted to reconcile with her husband Carey Hart
“Dear Mr. President” from I’m Not Dead (2006)- this song was about then president George W. Bush
“Family Portrait” from Misundazstood (2001)- this song is about how Pink felt when her parents got divorced
5. With P!nk, what you see is what you get. She’s being herself not only in her music, but in her interviews and rare candid moments.
Marie Claire Magazine Interview (August 2013)- Warning: mild profanity
Pink Stops Concert for Crying Girl (March 2013)
Ultimately, P!nk’s honesty as a person and a musician makes her an inspiration for anyone who doesn’t fit the mold.