“Trustfall” brings tunes of resilience

After the doom and gloom of the last few years, P!nk’s latest album, “Trustfall” is the bright spot amidst it all. 

Following the highly successful 2019 album, “Hurts 2B Human,” P!nk dives into a mix of her old punk-dance roots along with bright, hopeful melodies that ring of brighter days. A blend of pop anthems and melancholic messages, it’s a much-need refreshing break from the music we’ve heard the last few years. 

Instantly, listeners are brought in with feels as P!nk powerfully delivers a piano ballad dedicated to her late father. “When I Get There” pens a letter of memories and questions, asking “is there a bar up there” and “is there a place you go to watch the sunset?” Never one to shy away from vulnerabilities, her heart is on her sleeve, but her spirit is in her voice. 

To lighten the mood, “TRUSTFALL” urges listeners to not only run into the fire, but to  “go where love is on our side.” Bringing the airy pop loyal fans know and love, the song ends with a persuasion to trust the unknown, an echoing chorus of “what if we just fall?” P!nk’s pop continues with lead single, “Never Gonna Not Dance Again.” As long as she has her dancing shoes, P!nk could have everything taken away from her. Funky disco reminds listeners they can can dance away their troubles and their joy cannot be taken away from them. 

More truths are revealed through her anthems “Lost Cause” and “Turbulence.” The former song is a slow ballad with almost no music, letting her vocals take center stage. Lyrics focus on how any words can be hurled at the singer, but telling her she’s a lost cause when she brings so much kindness to the world. The latter addresses anxiety and panic and how the people we lean on are the constant no matter how difficult the road gets. “The panic is temporary/but I’ll be permanent” leads into the strength of resiliency and at the end of the day, “it’s just turbulence.”

P!nk dips into country-folk music with a multitude of collaborations. The Lumineers pairs up with P!nk for “Long Way to Go,” a song which considers the difficult conversations before falling in love. Swedish duo First Aid Kit lends their voices to an acoustic guitar and the promising excitement of young love. The album closes out with a Chris Stapleton collaboration, “Just Say I’m Sorry.” A powerhouse of a melody, the concluding song debates on whether an argument is worth having when you’re in love. 

Known for her strong messages and catchy beats, P!nk’s latest album is the weight off of listener’s chest, a beacon of hope and joy leaping from every record. 

Write to Emma Johnson at emma.johnson.5@mnsu.edu

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