Pink’s “Super-Literal First Single From The New Album” Route Continues
The last time Pink went down the “let’s talk about my life in very plain terms over an irritating beat” road, with “Stupid Girls,” things didn’t go so well; the track stalled outside the top 10 on the Hot 100, and got an even cooler reception from the hot-AC stations that made later singles like “Who Knew” playlist staples long after I’m Not Dead first arrived in stores. But while driving around fiddling with the car radio last weekend, I realized that “So What” is probably going to outshine “Stupid” and be a huge, monster hit.
It has the annoying vocals and thuddingly relentless beat of Katy Perry’s “I Kissed A Girl,” the gossip-page-quoting lyrics, and some GarageBand-sourced keyboards that pow-pow-pow in the background unendingly. The video is pretty much more of the same, only with a cameo from the ex-husband she’s lyrically complaining about. What if the whole breakup was actually a setup, you guys? I feel so violated by the celebrity-industrial complex!