Still so incredible.
If I had a quarter for every time I cried at one of P!nk’s performances, I’d be a rich man.
Honestly, after “Try This” came out, if you told me that one day P!nk’s music would touch me in ways I didn’t know music could touch me, I’d call you a fucking liar.
But now I hear songs like “Who Knew” and “Beam Me Up” and know what they’re about, and can’t listen to them without crying. And I can’t even talk about “The Great Escape” without getting choked up.
Basically, everyone needs to bow down to P!nk because she regularly challenges herself to do greater things and it results in performances like this which are visually stunning, touching, and not to mention sung live.
P!nk is a boss ass bitch and I’ll take anyone down who thinks otherwise.
Let me just echo everything broodingsoul said above and add that, while seemingly simple, this performance remains one of the most evocative and artful things ever aired on a music awards show in the last 20 years. Do yourself a favor and watch it. It also happens to be one of my favorite P!nk songs, showing off her extraordinarily rich alto and her impeccable sense of phrasing and pitch.
I think it’s almost inarguable that P!nk is easily one of the most underrated musicians, singers and songwriters alive. Not only is she incredibly talented, and not only does she consistently conduct her life and her dealings with her fans and the media with a tremendous amount of dignity and integrity, but her compassion, kindness and concern for other people, especially young women, shine through in all of her work and her public persona. I have so much respect and admiration for her.
Her songs are unflinchingly honest, and while they are sometimes (though not always) about love, you’re more apt to find themes of celebrating resilience, surviving and not ever apologizing for who you are, flaws and all.
She also gets bonus points for never, ever letting people pit her in a cat fight against other female singers. Her music and her work are never for a man’s gaze; they are for her, for expression and for connecting to her audience. Her songs are truly life-changing; her voice is beautiful. She is beautiful, inside and out.
So, yeah, what broodingsoul said :) I hope y’all are watching the video; it’s truly stunning.