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Pink Releases Uplifting New Track ‘Beautiful Trauma’

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Pink just released the title track from her highly anticipated seventh studio album Beautiful Trauma. The entire album drops October 13. Fans who pre-order the album will receive the tracks “What About Us” and “Beautiful Trauma” instantly. “Beautiful Trauma” was written by Pink with Jack Antonoff and produced by Antonoff.

Yesterday, Pink tweeted: “Tomorrow I’m releasing the title track to BEAUTIFUL TRAUMA. I wrote the song with a very awesome person and named the album after it b/c life is f*cking traumatic. But it’s also incredibly beautiful, too. There’s a lot of beauty still and beautiful souls. Enjoy.”

The song begins:

We were on fire
I slashed your tires
It’s like burn so bright, we burn out
I made you chase me
I wasn’t that friendly
My love, my drug, we’re ***ked up, oh

Cause I’ve been on the run so long, they can’t find me
You waken up to remember I’m pretty
And when the chemicals leave my body
Yeah, they’re gonna find me in a hotel lobby

Cause these tough times, they keep coming
All night, laughing and ***king
Some days like I’m barely breathing
After we were high in the love, doped out

It was you
The pill I keep taking
The nightmare I waken
There’s nothing, no nothing, nothing but you
My perfect rock bottom
My beautiful trauma

In August, Pink received the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the 2017 Video Music Awards. During her acceptance speech, she told a powerful story about the importance of explaining to children that beauty comes in many different forms.

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Wrapping up, Pink added, “OK, so you see baby girl, we don’t change. We take the gravel in the shell and we make a pearl. And we help other people to change so that they can see more kinds of beauty.”

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Pink ended her speech by speaking right to her daughter in the audience: “And you, my darling girl, are beautiful, and I love you.”

On October 14, Pink is set to perform as the musical guest on Saturday Night Live.

 

Listen to “Beautiful Trauma” here: