P!nk is back and she’s ready to rock with a new album “Beautiful Trauma,” dropping October 13th.
The singer sat down with Matte Babel in LA and shared some of the experiences behind her new music, including her relationship with motocross racer Carey Hart. The couple famously separated in 2008 after dating for nearly seven years, but unlike other Hollywood romances, rekindled their romance a year later.
“I’m a creature of habit,” P!nk tells Matte. “I love looking at my history in the face of him. When [Carey] says ‘remember that one time’ and it’s like a 12-year-ago memory, I love that. That’s what makes it worth it to me.”
Something else that makes it all worthwhile? The couple’s two kids: Willow Sage, 6, and Jameson Moon, 9 months.
“I used to be just so wild and carefree and no mortality and just balls to the wall,” she says. “Now, I lock my doors, and I worry. I parent, sometimes very responsibly,” she jokes. “Sometimes I look at myself and say ‘Who are you?'”
A good example of her “extreme parenting” would be her recent acceptance speech at the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards, where she gave an inspiring speech directed at her daughter that clapped back at society’s unrealistic beauty standards.
“Baby girl, we don’t change,” she said. “We take the gravel in the shell and we make a pearl. We help other people to change, so they can see all kinds of beauty.”
The singer later told Ellen the speech was a result of a heartbreaking conversation she had with her daughter and continued the sentiment with Matte, saying:
“There’s just always so much work to be done and I talk about these things because I lived them,” P!nk shares. “There hasn’t been a day that someone hasn’t said something nasty about me, it’s not that it doesn’t hurt me, or that I’m invincible, or that I don’t care, I do care, I care a lot and that’s why I fight back.”
And that same fighting spirit has helped P!nk move into the spotlight, selling 42 million albums and winning three Grammy Awards, and the singer shares a possible secret to her most recent success: being pregnant!
“All the feels. There’s so many feelings when you’re pregnant, so it’s actually really easy to write a song,” she says, sharing that she wrote “Perfect” and “Raise Your Glass” when she was pregnant with Willow.
“This time …your voice changes a little bit, too; I think my voice got clearer,” she says, explaining that she thinks her best vocal performance, for new single “You Get My Love,” was during her second pregnancy.
“I think I’ll probably never sing that way again,” she says. “It’s probably the best vocal I’ve done in my life. It’s all down to Jameson,” she jokes. “There wasn’t much room, so it all had to come out.”
Watch more with her below.