Grammy-winning singer-songwriter P!nk pushes her physical and artistic limits in a new music video for “Try,” the official second single from her sixth studio album The Truth About Love which was released on September 14th and managed to give the singer her first #1 album on the Billboard 200 Albums chart.
The pop/rock ballad was written by Ben West and Michael Busbee and is built around two-volume arrangement, whereby the verses are quiet and the chorus is loud. It was produced by Greg Kurstin, who also produced her previous single, “Blow Me (One Last Kiss).”
Directed by Floria Sigismondi and choreographed by The Golden Boyz (RJ Durell and Nick Florez) along with stunt choreography Sebastien Stella, the video for “Try” finds the singer covered in colorful paint, and caught in an intense lover’s battle with shirtless dance partner, Colt Prattes.
The dance, inspired by the Apache dance, “a highly-stylized Parisian street performance,” channels the many complexities of a relationship. Take a look at what she had to say about the video below:
“Making this video was the most fun I’ve ever had in my entire career. I never wanted it to end. It’s my favorite video ever.”
Reminding me of a more abusive version of Shakira‘s “Did It Again“ video, I love the video and the direction P!nk decided to go in. Filled with tension, passion and a lot of muscles, the visuals apparently left the singer’s own mother “speechless” as she tweeted on Friday:
My mom,after seeing the new video… “Wow, honey. I’m speechless. And uncomfortable. No one can ever say you play it safe.” Thanks, mama:)
— P!nk (@Pink) October 10, 2012
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