By Cori Rosen
On Sept. 6, pop punk artist P!nk released a lyric video for “True Love,” a song off her new album, The Truth About Love, which dropped Sept. 14.
“True Love” surprises Pink fans with the addition of British artist Lily Allen. Allen stepped away from the business back in 2009 when she announced that she wasn’t renewing her recording contract. Over the last three years, Allen has had a baby and gotten married. Now, it seems she’s ready to get back into the music game.
“True Love” has all the makings of a pop hit. It has a beat that makes you want to nod your head and sing along with Pink every time she says “Whoa oh oh oh oh.” Although this song is very up-tempo and seems sweet, Pink and Allen sing about that boy you hate to love – the one you just can’t walk away from even after he tears your heart apart. Pink sings poignantly, “Nothin’ else can break my heart like true love.”
Pink’s sass combined with Lily Allen’s smooth vocals makes this song work. However, “True Love” isn’t really a departure from Pink’s other recent works. I was hoping to hear something a little different from Pink’s radio smash “Blow Me (One Last Kiss),” but “True Love” still contains the same upbeat flavor and animosity towards love, which isn’t too shocking for Pink.