RCA Records released the song for digital download and streaming on August 10, , as the album's lead single. The song, which written by Pink, Johnny McDaid , and its producer Steve Mac , is an electronic dance music EDM track with upbeat dance production that blends repetitive chords , synthesizers , and drum machine beats. Pink, who was inspired by the politics of the time, composed it as a political protest song with poetic and inclusive lyrics. The song's lyrics explore Pink's belief the US government had failed people and sends a message about those who feel unheard or forgotten. Music critics gave "What About Us" mostly positive reviews; many of them commended the production and Pink's vocal performance while others appreciated the song's political message and the anthemic nature of the composition. It peaked at number 13 on the US Billboard Hot and gave Pink her record-breaking ninth number-one song on the Adult Pop Songs chart, surpassing Katy Perry as the soloist with the most chart-topping songs on the chart. The song also reached number one the national charts of eight countries, including Australia, Poland and Switzerland, and peaked within the top 10 in 12 other territories, including Canada and the United Kingdom. It depicts Pink and members of minority groups performing several choreographed routines in an abandoned city while being chased by searchlights from hovering helicopters.
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Catch up on all things Live Lounge Month right here, right now Transporting us back to the early aughts with Who Knew and Try, P! With lyrics like 'We are search lights, we can see in the dark, We are rockets, pointing up at the stars, We are billions of beautiful hearts, And your sold us down the river too far', Pink's newest track has been described as empowering and political. Touching on politics while talking to Grimmy, P! And I think the American dream is still alive because there's still a lot of beautiful people in the country that have beautiful hearts and beautiful minds. I just think the American dream has changed from what it used to be. It used to be 'go to college, get a job, have a family, 2. I think you can do whatever you can figure out in your brain. I'm super into that, actually.
Tough, brutally honest , and not shy of a little humor: Pink. Pink stands up for the underdogs, discusses the highs and lows of her love life, and puts American presidents up to the test. Not many other artists in the industry are as open, pronounced, and raw as Pink in her lyrics. It is exactly this directness that makes it difficult not to relate ….
American singer and songwriter Pink has released eight studio albums , three live albums , five compilation albums , 49 singles , six promotional singles, and 44 music videos. In , she released her debut studio album, Can't Take Me Home. A year later, Pink recorded the Moulin Rouge! Later that year, Pink released her second studio album, Missundaztood , which has sold 15 million copies worldwide.