I love P!nk, but I don't love her new single, Blow Me (One Last Kiss). I had heard the demo version of the Greg Kurstin produced song a couple of days ago, and thankfully they've improved on that somewhat- production wise- because that was awful.
However, what this fine-tuned version has made me realise, is that it may have been the lyrical content that was the problem, more so than anything else.
There's no question that P!nk is a headstrong female, that isn't afraid to speak her mind- and we ALL love that about her- but seriously isn't she getting too old for lyrics like, "Just when I think it can't get worse, I had a sh-t day (no!)You had a sh-t day (no!), we've had a sh-t day (no!)," or the double entendre title? I've got nothing against the attitude, or the fire, I only wish she'd direct it at something of importance.
P!nk is a smart woman and I hoped with this new musical era she was going to have realised it was time to make that move into more adult territory. After all she is in her thirties, and now a mother. But this single doesn't appear to show any development at all, other than in her vocals. As such, Blow Me (One Last Kiss) will no doubt please the P!nk fans who want more of the same. I, however, expected signs of progress from an artist as talented and capable as she is. Perhaps the upcoming album is where this will be found.
"Blow Me (One Last Kiss)" will be released on the 9th of July