Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Pink - Blow Me (One Last Kiss) - reviewed.

Driving home the other night I heard Pink’s new song: Blow Me (One Last Kiss). Turns out it’s already a few weeks old. I must’ve been living under a rock because I’m a big fan of Pink. I was never a huge fan of Can’t Take Me Home, but the catchy singles off M!ssundaztood caught my attention. Then I got hooked with the highly underrated Try This. I now own all of her albums.

So anyway, I’m driving home, and I hear a new Pink song playing. After I got over the ‘WTF?! When did this happen?’ shock, I cranked the volume and started listening. I haven’t bought it on iTunes (I’ll just wait for the album in September), but I have been contributing a significant amount of views to her lyric video on YouTube.

I can’t say it’s my favorite Pink song ever, but there’s nothing wrong with the song and, after a couple of listens, it does become quite addictive.

The song kicks off with a nice techno/dance feel. It’s very reminiscent of Modest Mouse’s Float On actually.

Once Pink starts singing, it kind of sounds like Pink is covering a Maroon 5 track. She hits some new notes that we haven’t heard her do on her radio singles before.

If there was any worry that Pink wasn’t staying true to herself, you need not fear. After the main chorus kicks in, we get a few cuss words.

Pink sings about having a “shit day,” and declares, in this post-break-up anthem, no more “whiskey dick” for her.

She continues on:

“I think I finally had enough. I think I maybe think too much. I think this may be it for us. Blow me one last kiss. You think I’m just too serious. I think you’re full of shit.”

It’s so simple and it works. Then again, that’s the case with most Pink songs.

Overall, the lyrics are actually pretty cool. It’s your basic ‘break-up/I’m going to be fine’ song, but somehow it feels a little deeper than that – even with the dance beats carrying on in the background throughout the entire song. It’s the feelings of Alanis Morissette mixed with the sound of LMFAO.

Personally, I’m a fan.

After listening to the emotional rollercoaster that was Funhouse, it’s nice to hear a simple, foot tapping, F’-You-ex-lover song.

The nice thing about Pink is, if you don’t like her current single, wait until the next one. There’s usually something on her album for everyone’s liking.