In a time when pop music’s biggest icons are busy mastering the art of reinvention, P!ink shines like a constant star in the night— unchanging, unwavering, and unashamed to remain her fierce and vibrant self.
If the singer’s memorable solo career of nearly eighteen years has taught us anything, it’s that staying true to oneself will outlast any trendy attempts at transformation. From her 2000 debut album, Can’t Take Me Home, P!nk has remained the brash, bold, tough girl that the world has come to love, with enough daring attitude to light up international arenas.
Now, P!nk is taking that attitude across the globe as she kicks off the North American leg of her Beautiful Trauma World Tour. With 48 shows throughout the U.S. and Canada, the songstress is bringing her thrilling set to Orlando’s Amway Center stage, promising to deliver an exciting show that is 100 percent pure P!nk.
As a young girl with dreams of becoming an Olympic gymnast, P!nk may have let go of her aerialist aspirations, but that has not stopped her from showcasing her unique physical talents at her concerts. Taking her vocal range to new heights—literally—P!nk dazzles fans as she soars over her crowds for some of her most powerful musical moments.
The singer’s tour highlights her seventh studio album, 2017’s Beautiful Trauma. After years of honest, vulnerable emotion expressed in ironically tongue-in-cheek lyrics, P!nk takes her passion for life, love, and self-discovery to an even higher plane in what has come to be the most confessional of the pop queen’s albums.
While P!nk has taken a lengthy five years since her last album, she has certainly come to a mindset of renewed perspective—the most nourishing of fodder for creative inspiration—by raising her two children, Willow and Jameson, with husband Carey Hart. Beautiful Trauma offers a glimpse into the deeper caverns of the artist’s heart, as she sings with a voice of confidence, uninhibited in her new role of motherhood. The album reveals such cool conviction that it might even make the P!nk from Missundaztood seem like a shy American sweetheart.
Although the “So What” singer has never been afraid of showcasing her angst for ex-lovers, Beautiful Trauma takes an up-close and personal look at her relationship with Hart.
Without fail, Beautiful Trauma is not lacking P!nk’s bluntly brazen persona, with some lyrical phrases that feel more like a melodic punch to the face than a radio-ready one-liner.
On “Wild Hearts Can’t Be Broken,” she sings, “There’s not enough tape to shut this mouth,” as she beckons lovers and listeners alike to believe that she’s nowhere near the end of the road.
The album serves as the window to P!nk’s usual romantic dissonance with songs like “Whatever You Want,” but for the first time, the singer opens the door to her domestic home life. In “Better Life,” she strips down her hard-edged defiance and bares her soul as a woman yearning to be the wife for which her husband longs.
From her open honesty to her steadfast ferocity, P!nk’s Beautiful Trauma is fresh enough to be her debut album and triumphant enough to be her last—but as her latest collection of commanding anthems declare, she’s nowhere near stopping.
Don’t miss your chance to see the incomparable P!nk as her Beautiful Trauma World Tour visits Orlando’s Amway Center on April 24.