I wanna be somebody else, yeah/ LA told me, “You’ll be a pop star/ all you have to change is everything you are”/ tired of being compared to damn Britney Spears/ she’s so pretty, that just ain’t me/ doctor, doctor won’t you please prescribe something/ a day in the life of someone else?/ ’cause I’m a hazard to myself.
That’s an excerpt of lyrics taken off the latest offering from Alicia Moore also more popularly known as Pink. Entitled ‘Don’t Let Me Get Me’, Pink, who never had friends of her own age while growing up, has decided to release this rock sounding new cut of hers as a single, found on her ‘M!ssundaztood’ LP. ‘Don’t Let Me Get Me’ is a follow-up to the smash tune ‘Get The Party Started’.Pink who grew up listening to The Supremes, Donna Hathaway and Madonna whom she actually thought was her mom for almost a year, got the world to take notice of her with that catchy song of hers, ‘There U Go’ that can be found on her debut album ‘Can’t Take Me Home’.
Her songs are no longer only about boys. On ‘M!ssundaztood’, Pink’s sophomore album, the tracks now seem to delve into family troubles, loneliness, how annoying she can be to herself and, of course, getting her party started. Most of the songs were penned by Linda Perry of 4 Non Blondes fame together with Pink herself.
Interviewed a while ago about her ‘Get The Party Started’ tune, Pink said “Linda had actually written that song a week before she met me. Yeah, so I heard it, I loved it. I loved the vibe. I loved just everything about it, from the horns to the way we sang it. It’s a good song.”
‘Get the Party Started’ forms a bridge from Pink’s last album to her current LP, keeping the familiar dance feel but bidding goodbye to the R&B sound that dominated practically every single number on ‘Can’t Take Me Home’, as well as the airwaves for the past few years.
For more details regarding Pink, go to her website: www.pinkspage.com.