Under 280: Beautiful Trauma by Pink
Painting a wacky metaphor of love and addiction, Pink manages to deliver a song that’s honest and believable. With a punchy refrain and infectious hook, “Beautiful Trauma” is definitely radio-friendly, and feels much like a lyrical sequel to her 2001 hit “Just Like a Pill.”
Under 1000: A Wacky Metaphor and an Infectious Hook
From the opening strings to the repetitive chorus, Pink’s latest single is undoubtedly influenced by Antonoff (of Fun. and Bleachers fame), who co-wrote and produced the track. But what makes “Beautiful Trauma” decidedly a Pink song are the words. With its allusions to violence, sex, and drugs, the lyrics delicately capture the essence of a love-hate, maybe even dysfunctional, relationship. Painting a wacky metaphor of love and addiction, Pink manages to deliver a song that’s honest and believable, all the while singing about chemicals leaving her body and slashing her man’s tires. With a punchy refrain and infectious hook, it’s definitely radio-friendly, minus a couple bleeps here and there. In some way, it feels much like a sequel to her 2001 hit “Just Like a Pill”, with the same themes of violence, helplessness, and tenderness conveyed in words so sweetly written and candidly delivered, like only Pink can.