Pink’s latest album is a who’s who of pop and rock royalty.
The singer recruited a slew of music A-listers as co-writers and featured singers on her eighth album “Hurts 2B Human,” released Friday, including Beck, Sia, Chris Stapleton, Khalid, Julia Michaels, Max Martin, and Imagine Dragons frontman Dan Reynolds.
“Opportunities kept coming up for me to work with all these incredible people, and I think that’s what this record is all about: the village it took to create it,” says Pink, who is still touring in support of her last album, 2017’s “Beautiful Trauma.” “I thought maybe I’d just put out an EP for the fans, but then it started steamrolling into this whole new project.”
But even with more cooks in the kitchen, Pink, 39, hasn’t lost her knack for raw, vulnerable anthems about relationships and self-empowerment. In fact, “Hurts 2B Human” might feature some of her most personal songs to date. “Circle Game,” named for Joni Mitchell’s 1970 ballad, is a tribute to her father, Jim Moore, who is in remission from cancer.