Pink’s new video for “True Love” features Lily Allen, footage from her latest concert tour, some backstage with her family and some strong and colorful new footage of her beating up on her husband with handfuls of confetti.
It’s that age-old conscript: the greatest love also sometimes brings out the hate in you. In “True Love,” Pink draws straight from her own life with husband Carey Hart, their daughter Willow and her rambunctious career on the road. I’ve always appreciated Pink’s candor in interviews, where she describes the hardships of making a relationship with a professional motocross star, and making time for her daughter. In “True Love,” the viewer gets an actual sense of how annoying — and blissful — such unions can be.
Then you get to Lily Allen slicing a carrot, an obvious phallic symbol, and I get a little turned off: I know that Pink’s singing about wanting to wrap her hands “around your neck,” but the play-fighting takes an odd turn when we’re talking about a man’s member. Still, the expulsion of such competing notions sounds healthy: so drink that veggie shake, it’s good for you!
I’ve gotten to know you better, Pink, through this little nutshell, and I’m digging “True Love” as a melody truly more than “Blow Me (One Last Kiss).”
“True Love” is the newest single off of 2012’s “The Truth About Love,” following up the No.1 hit “Just Give Me a Reason” featuring Nate Ruess of the band fun.