P!NK - Beautiful Trauma

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Posted on Sun, 10/15/2017 - 2:29pm
by Ron Wallace

Member since: Sat, 01/24/2015
 

Release Type

Studio Album

Release Year

2017

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Label

RCA

 

Album Overview

Beautiful Trauma is the seventh studio album by American singer Pink. It was released on October 13, 2017, by RCA Records. The album's release was preceded by the release of the first single, "What About Us", on August 10, 2017.

Tracks

TrackTitleDuration
1Beautiful Trauma4:10
2Revenge3:46
Notes

Featuring: Eminem

3Whatever You Want4:03
4What About Us4:30
5But We Lost It3:27
6Barbies3:44
7Where We Go4:27
8For Now3:36
9Secrets3:30
10Better Life3:20
11I Am Here4:06
12Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken3:21
13You Get My Love5:11

Background and Development

In June 2017, Pink confirmed that she is making her next studio album and later, hinted at an upcoming release in a tweet. On July 21, 2017, Pink shared a video from the set of an upcoming video, captioned: "Video #new #fyeah #itsallhappening". The day after, she shared an animated version of the single artwork on social media, revealing the single's title and release date.

Release and Promotion

On October 4, 2017, P!nk announced she is releasing an Apple Music documentary about the recording of her yet to be released seventh album, Beautiful Trauma. The following day, she announced she is going on tour across North America. On October 9, 2017, she announced she will also tour Oceania.

Singles

"What About Us", was released as the lead single from the album on August 10, 2017, reaching number one in Australia. Described as a club track, the song received critical acclaim from music critics, noting its political themes as a highlight. Pink performed the song at the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards on August 27, as part of a medley of her greatest hits. On September 6, she performed the song on Ellen. In October 2017, it was announced that "Revenge", which features Eminem will serve as the album's second single.

Promotional Singles

On September 28, 2017, the title track was released as the album's first promotional single, followed by "Whatever You Want" as the second, on October 5, 2017.

Critical Reception

Stephen Thomas Erlewine from AllMusic gave the album a score of three stars out of five, stating that the production is "undergirded with genuine feeling that Pink conveys with measured her measured performances", but notes that the albums sounds "too controlled", resulting in a "tamer record".  Chuck Arnold from Entertainment Weekly gave the album a positive review, labelling it as "fresh and familiar".  Maura Johnston from Rolling Stone noted the title track, "Whatever You Want" and "Revenge" as highlights, but criticised the "chilled-out" middle section.  The Guardian's Michael Cragg gave the album a mixed review, writing that it, "does the job, nothing more".

Personnel

  • Pink – vocals, background vocals

Additional Musicians

  • Eminem – vocals (2)
  • Jack Antonoff – background vocals (1), drums (1, 10), guitars (1, 10), bass (1, 10), synths (1, 10), piano (10)
  • Charlie Bisharat – violins (12)
  • David Bukovinszky – cello (6)
  • busbee – piano (12)
  • Mattias Bylund – strings (6)
  • Robert Cani – violins (12)
  • Mario de Leon – violins (12)
  • Andrew Duckles – viola (12)
  • Matt Funes – viola (12)
  • Ross Golan – guitars (6)
  • Missi Hale – background vocals (12)
  • Gerardo Hilera – violins (12)
  • Oscar Holter – keyboards (9)
  • Mattias Johansson – violin (6)
  • Bill Jolly – organ (11)
  • Jolly Music Choir of Philadelphia – choir (11)
  • Armen Ksajikian – cello (12)
  • Greg Kurstin – piano (5, 7), bass (5, 7), guitar (5, 7), keyboards (5, 7)
  • Timothy Landauer – cello (12)
  • Victor Lawrence – cello (12)
  • Chris Laws – drums (4)
  • Songa Lee – violins (12)
  • Natalie Leggett – violins (12)
  • Steve Mac – keyboards (4)
  • Billy Mann – background vocals (11), acoustic guitars (11), piano (11)
  • Max Martin – keyboards (2-3, 9)
  • Mattman & Robin – bass (8), keyboards (8), guitars (8), percussion (8), piano (8), drums (8), handclaps (8)
  • Luke Maurer – viola (12)
  • Johnny McDaid – guitars (4)
  • Serena McKinney – violins (12)
  • Christian Medice – drums (11)
  • Joel Pargman – violins (12)
  • Alyssa Park – violins (12)
  • Victoria Parker – violins (1, 10)
  • Sarah Parkins – violins (12)
  • Phillip A. Peterson – celli (1, 10)
  • Michele Richards – violins (12)
  • Steve Richards – cello (12)
  • Shellback – background vocals (2-3, 9), keyboards (2-3, 9), guitar (2-3, 9), bass (2-3, 9), drums (2-3, 9)
  • Evan Smith – saxophones (1, 10)
  • Tereza Stanislav – violins (12)
  • David Stone – bass (12)
  • The Struts – keyboards (6), bass (6), percussion (6)
  • Michael Valerio – bass (12)
  • Josefina Vergara – violins (12)
  • Katherine Vincent – viola (12)
  • John Wittenberg – violins (12)

Credits

  • Jack Antonoff – production (1, 10), arrangement (1, 10)
  • Cory Bice – engineering assistant (2-3, 9)
  • Gabe Burch – engineering assistant (4)
  • busbee – production (12), background vocals recording (12), editing (12), mixing (12)
  • Mattias Bylund – string arrangement (6), string recording (6), string editing (6)
  • David Campbell – string arrangement (12), string conductor (12)
  • Steve Churchyard – string engineering (12)
  • Dave Clauss – editing (12)
  • John Cranfield – engineering (6)
  • Roger Davies – executive production
  • Matt Dyson – engineering assistant (4)
  • Serban Ghenea – mixing (1-11, 13)
  • Ross Golan – vocal production (6)
  • John Hanes – engineered for mix
  • Sam Holland – engineering (2-3, 8-9)
  • Oscar Holter – production (9), programming (9)
  • Michael Ilbert – engineering (2-3, 9)
  • Tobias Jesso Jr. – production (13)
  • Bill Jolly – gospel choir director (11)
  • Suzie Katayama – contractor (12), orchestra manager (12)
  • Greg Kurstin – production (5, 7), programming (5, 7)
  • Dave Kutch – mastering
  • Chris Laws – engineering (4)
  • Jeremy Lertola – engineering assistant (2-3, 9)
  • Steve Mac – production (4)
  • Billy Mann – production (11), arrangement (11), engineering (11)
  • Christian Medice – production (11), arrangement (11), engineering (11), keyboard programming (11)
  • Max Martin – production (2-3, 9), programming (2-3, 9)
  • Mattman & Robin – production (8), programming (8)
  • Salvador Ojeda – engineering (12), piano engineering (12)
  • Charlie Paakkari – string engineering assistant (12)
  • Pink – executive production, production (13)
  • Noah Passovoy – engineering (2)
  • Dann Pursey – engineering (4)
  • Shellback – production (2-3, 9), programming (2-3, 9)
  • Jon Sher – engineering assistant (2)
  • Laura Sisk – engineering (1, 10)
  • The Struts – production (6), vocal production (6), programming (6)
  • Ryan Walsh – engineering assistant (12)
  • Bryan David Willis – editing (12)
  • Ryan Aylsworth – photography
  • Kim Bowen – wardrobe styling
  • Nancy Chapman – business management
  • Roger Davies – management
  • Shady Farshadfar – management
  • Lisa Garrett – management
  • Jeri Heiden – art direction, design
  • Kathy Jeung – make-up
  • Pamela Neal – hair
  • Don Passman – legal representation
  • Teresa Polyak – business management
  • Gene Salomon – legal representation
  • Nick Steinhardt – art direction, design
  • Sølve Sundsbø – interior gatefold photo
  • Irene Taylor – management

Notes

"White Rabbit" is a bonus track on the Japanese release.