Something strange happened in music land this week. Pink released a new album and well, no-one seemed to notice. Unlike her previous works, there has been no fanfare and saturation for this record.
This new release has slipped gently under the radar, as it is part of her collaboration with Canadian musician Dallas Green, under the name You+Me.
Together they have teamed up for a beautiful harmonic release, shifting gears and taking their music in a vastly different direction to the usual party rock anthems we are used to.
Rose Ave is sweet and powerful, throwing back to a lilting and gentle style we so often heard dropped throughout her previous works, but never an album entirely like this. It’s a unique direction, but a perfect one, again showcasing her incredible vocals and extensive talents.
“I was actually pleasantly surprised,” says Pink, sprawling across the sofa of a plush hotel suite in Santa Monica, as the California sun streams in through the windows. “I only screwed up twice. But my mistakes were pretty noticeable – they usually are. When I fuck up, I go big.”
The singer is talking about her first gig in her new guise: as one half of country-folk duo You+Me. The other half is Dallas Green, former singer with Canadian rock band Alexisonfire. It is, to the say the least, something of a departure for the woman born Alecia Moore: last night’s gig took place in a tiny room in Santa Monica, which makes it a far cry from Moore’s previous show, in which she belted out platinum-selling hits while performing death-defying acrobatics with topless hunks at the Las Vegas MGM Grand Garden Arena.